- How to Interpret Literature: Critical Theory for Literary and Cultural Studies. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. First edition. Six printings.
- "Absalom, Absalom!": The Questioning of Fictions. Boston: Twayne, 1991.
- Faulkner and the Novelistic Imagination. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1985.
- "Contemporary Anticolonialist Reading and the Collaborative Writing of Jane Johnston Schoolcraft." Before Yesterday: The Long History of Native American Writing. Ed. Simone Pellerin. Bordeaux, France: Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux, 2009. 47-52. pdf
- "Red Slippers and Cottonmouth Moccasins: White Anxieties in Faulkner's Indian Stories." Faulkner Journal 18.1-2 (2002-2003), pp. 81-100. Revised and reprinted from Etudes Faulkneriennes II. Rennes, France: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2000, pp. 71-82. (If your library provides access to the EBSCO database, you can reach this article through your library's web site.)
- "'Where you want to go now ': Recharting the Scene Shifts in the First Section of The Sound and the Fury." The Faulkner Journal 14.2 (1999): 3-20. pdf
- "Text, Lines, and Videotape: The Ideology of Genre and the Transcription of Traditional Native American Oral Narrative as Poetry." Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory 53 (1997): 141-69.
- "The Other Coldfields: Gender, Commerce, and the Exchange of Bodies in Absalom, Absalom!" Critical Essays on William Faulkner: The Sutpen Family. Ed. Arthur F. Kinney. New York: G. K. Hall, 1996, pp. 239-48.
- "To Be There, No Authority to Anything: Ontological Desire and Cultural and Poetic Authority in the Poetry of Ray A. Young Bear." Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory 50 (1994): 89-115. Reprinted in Native-American Writers. Ed. Harold Bloom. Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 1998, pp. 175-94. (Unauthorized reprint without the footnotes.)
- "The Chronology and Genealogy of Absalom, Absalom!: The Authority of Fiction and the Fiction of Authority." Studies in American Fiction 14 (1986): 191-98. Reprinted in Critical Essays on William Faulkner: The Sutpen Family. Ed. Arthur F. Kinney. New York: G. K. Hall, 1996, pp. 252-58.
American literature, critical theory, and Modern literature. Particular interests in fiction and poetry, recent critical theory, and Native American literatures.
Ph.D., English, Yale University
A.B., English and History, Brown University
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