Cindy Taylor

~ Associate Professor of English ~


Phone: 549-2312
Office: Psychology 202C

Courses Taught

Composition I and II
Responding to Literature
Introduction to Literature
American Literature I and II

American Realism
American Modernism
Major Figure: Toni Morrison
Development of the Novel

Women in Literature
Ethnic American Literature
American Short Story

Senior Seminar--Literary History & Theory
Senior Seminar--Literatures & Landscapes of the Southwest
Senior Seminar--Native American Literature

Fields of Expertise

Twentieth Century American Literature, Women in Literature, Western American Literature, Ethnic Literature, especially Native American Literature, Literature and the Environment


"Coming to Terms with the Image of the Mother in The Stone Angel," New Perspectives on Margaret Laurence, ed. Greta Coger (New York: Greenwood Press, 1996)

Claiming Female Space: Mary Austin's Western Landscapes " in The Big Empty: Essays on the Land as Narrative, Ed. Leonard Engel, Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press

Review of Dancing on the Rim of the World: An Anthology of Northwestern Native American Writers, Calapooya Collage, August, l991

Review of Elizabeth Cox, Night Talk, MultiCultural Review 7.2 (June 1998): 67-8

Review of Bharati Mukerhjee, Leave it to Me, MultiCultural Review 7.1 (March 1998): 72.

Review of Mary Burnett Smith, Miss Ophelia, MultiCultural Review 7.1 (March 1998): 74.

Review of Dangerous Liaisons: Gender, Nation, and Postcolonial Perspectives, MultiCultural Review 7.1 (March 1998): 78.

Review of Linda Hogan, Savings, Studies in American Indian Literature, Winter, l989

Review of Josephine Miles, Collected Poems, l920-l983, Journal of American Literature, Summer l985

Review of Nancy Westerfield, Welded Women, Journal of Western American Literature, Spring, l985.


BA l977, MA l979 (University of Idaho); PhD 1993 (University of Minnesota)

Favorite Texts & Authors

Faulkner, Cather, Morrison, Erdrich

Teaching Philosophy

Students learn as much from each other as they do from the professor, so Professor Taylor feels it is her responsibility to focus and facilitate discussion, rather than lecture.

Professor Taylor serves our community in a number of ways. She is a faculty fellow for advising and serves on numerous committees including the Women's Studies Coordinating Committee. Professor Taylor does a great deal of advising of English Majors and enjoys working closely with students who are pursuing graduate careers.

On the human side, Professor Taylor enjoys listening to Bonnie Raitt, John Hiatt and Jimmy Buffet. She also likes gardening, hiking and dancing, and provides a home for wayward fish in her pond.

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