Detailed Information for Todd Giles

Dr. Todd Giles 
English
 » Assistant Professor
Office Location
Bea Wood Hall 232
Office Hours

12:00-2:00 MWF, 2:00-4:00 TR, aba

 
Voice: (940) 397-4124
 
 

Contact Information

todd.giles@mwsu.edu

My Websites

Interests

Twentieth-century American literature; postmodern American fiction and poetry; cultural studies; transatlantic modernism; Transcendentalism; ecocriticism; nature writing; the New American Poets; international World War I literature; contemporary African American and Native American literature; experimental writing; the cross-fertilization of the visual arts, literature, and music


Course Information

  Semester Course #    Section Course Name Location Days / Times
Details Spring 2014 3713    Post-WW2 Literature and Art    Prothro-Yeager Hall 205
Details Spring 2014 2623    Survey of American Literature (1865-Present)     Prothro-Yeager Hall 205
Details Spring 2014 1123  213  Rhet and Comp    Prothro-Yeager Hall 205
Details Spring 2014 1123  220  Rhet and Comp    Prothro-Yeager Hall 210
Details Fall 2013 3343    The Novel    O'Donohoe Hall 110

MWF 9:00-9:50

Details Fall 2013 2623    Survey of American Literature (1865-Present)     Dillard College of Business Administration 133
Details Fall 2013 1113    Rhetoric and Composition    Prothro-Yeager Hall 205 (2:00-3:20)
Details Fall 2013 1113    Rhetoric and Composition    Prothro-Yeager Hall 205 (12:30-1:50)
Details Spring 2013 3273    Poetry    Dillard College of Business Administration 317

TR 11:00-12:20

Details Spring 2013 2623    Survey of American Literature (1865-Present)     Dillard College of Business Administration 317

TR 2:00-3:20

Details Spring 2013 1123  205  Rhetoric and Composition    Dillard College of Business Administration 336

MWF 10:00-10:50

Details Spring 2013 1123  208  Rhetoric and Composition    Dillard College of Business Administration 336

MWF 12:0012:50

Details Fall 2012 3293  101  Short Story    Bea Wood Hall 210

9:00-9:50 MWF

Details Fall 2012 2623  101  Survey of American Literature (1865-Present)    Dillard College of Business Administration 323

MWF 11:00-11:50

Details Fall 2012 1113  119  Rhetoric and Composition    Dillard College of Business Administration 317

TR 12:30-1:50

Details Fall 2012 1113  118  Rhetoric and Composition    Dillard College of Business Administration 317

TR 11:00-12:20




Education Background

Institution Degree    Graduation Date
Texas Tech University B.A. 1993-8-1 0:0:0 
Texas Tech University M.A. 2004-12-1 0:0:0 
University of Kansas PhD 2010-9-1 0:0:0 



Employment Background

Institution Position Start Date / End Date
 University of Kansas  GTA / Lecturer  2004 Fall  2012 Spring
 Midwestern State University  Assistant Professor of Contemporary Literature  2012 Fall  Present



Research and Publications

 Articles / Chapters

 "Gary Snyder’s Surfside Sutra: 'On Vulture Peak.'" Journal of Beat Studies. Forthcoming Spring 2014.

“‘No Permanent Home’: The Five Skandhas and Philip Whalen’s ‘The Slop Barrel.’” Philosophy and Literature 37.2 (Oct. 2013): 405-420.

"'upsidedown like fools': Jack Kerouac's 'Desolation Blues' and the Struggle for Enlightenment." Texas Studies in Language and Literature. 53.2 (Summer 2011): 179-206.

"Whitman's 'Out from Behind this Mask.'" The Explicator 68.1 (Spring 2010): 23-25.

"Melville's 'Bartleby, the Scrivener.'" The Explicator 65.2 (Winter 2007): 88-90.

"William Carlos Williams's 'The Rose is Obsolete.'" The Explicator 66.1 (Fall 2007): 21-25.

“Counterpoint, Memory, and Leitmotifs in Willa Cather's 'A Wagner Matinee.'" Willa Cather Newsletter and Review 51.2 (Fall 2007): 35-38.

"Writing and Chutnification in Rushdie's Midnight's Children." The Explicator 65.3 (Spring 2007): 182-185.

"Using Melville's 'Bartleby, the Scrivener' to Teach Deconstruction in the Introduction to Fiction Classroom." Eureka Studies in Teaching Short Fiction 27.2 (Spring 2007): 128-135.

"'That Night We Had Our Show': Twain and Audience." Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Bloom's Modern Critical Editions. Ed. Harold Bloom. Chelsea House  Publications, 2007. 193-201. Rpt. from American Literary Realism 37.1 (2004): 50-58. 

 

Edited Correspondence / Bibliographies / Other

"'Mrs. W. C. Williams, 9 Ridge Road': Selected Correspondence of Florence Williams and Kay Boyle (1959-1972)." William Carlos Williams Review 29.2 (Fall 2009): Forthcoming.

"Fall 2009 William Carlos Williams Bibliography." William Carlos Williams Review 29.2 (Fall 2009): Forthcoming.

"Fall 2007 William Carlos Williams Bibliography." William Carlos Williams Review 27.2 (Fall 2007): 107-111.

"Fall 2006 William Carlos Williams Bibliography" William Carlos Williams Review 26.2 (Fall 2006): 105-108.

"'It carries the battle forward': An Unpublished Letter from William Carlos Williams to Edwin J. Becker, Prisoner Poet." William Carlos Williams Review 27.1 (Spring 2007): 71-73.

"Introduction: A Decade of Books." William Carlos Williams Review 25.2 (Fall 2005): 1-3.

"Comprehensive Williams Bibliography (1994-2004)." William Carlos Williams Review 25.2 (Fall 2005): 75-114.

 

Reviews

Rev. of White Liberal Identity, Literary Pedagogy, and Classic American Realism by Phillip Barrish. American Literary Realism 40.2 (Winter 2008): 186-188.

Rev. of Simon & Schuster's Hemingway Audio Collection. The Hemingway Review 26.1 (Nov/Dec 2006): 128-131.

 

Editorial Experience

Associate Editor / Book Review Editor: William Carlos Williams Review (Spring 2003-present). Ian Copestake, Editor.

Poetry Editor: Iron Horse Literary Review (2002-2004). Jill Patterson, Editor.