~ Associate Professor of English ~
Composition I and II
Responding to Literature
Introduction to Literature
American Literature I and II
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
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.
Return to the English homepage