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 Fall 2015 4923  101  Modern Poetry    Bea Wood Hall 226
Details Fall 2015 2623  101  Survey of American Literature II    Bea Wood Hall 210
Details Fall 2015 1143  113  Academic Research and Writing    Prothro-Yeager Hall 201
Details Fall 2015 1143  109  Academic Research and Writing    Prothro-Yeager Hall 201
Details Spring 2015 4953    Contemporary American Women’s Literature     Bea Wood Hall 
Details Spring 2015 2623    Survey of American Literature 2     Prothro-Yeager Hall 205
Details Spring 2015 1123    Rhet & Comp    Prothro-Yeager Hall 204
Details Spring 2015 1123    Rhet & Comp    Bea Wood Hall 210
Details  2015 1443  109  Academic Research & Writing    Prothro-Yeager Hall 201
Details Fall 2014 6613    The American Environmental Imagination     Prothro-Yeager Hall 226
Details Fall 2014 1123  106  Rhetoric and Comp: Wild and Off the Grid    Bolin Hall 312
Details Fall 2014 1123  103  Rhetoric and Comp: Wild and Off the Grid    Prothro-Yeager Hall 205
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

Details Spring  4953    Contemporary American Women Writers    Prothro-Yeager Hall 



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 / Book Chapters

“‘another old Buddhist monastery thing’: The Misguided Zen of Fight Club.” Popular Culture Review 26.1 (Winter 2015): 5-17.

“Entering the ‘Gate of Nondualism’: Gary Snyder’s ‘On Vulture Peak’ and Mahāyāna Shūnyatā.” Journal of Beat Studies 3 (2014): 47-68.

“‘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

“Fall 2009 to Fall 2014 William Carlos Williams Bibliography.” William Carlos Williams Review 31.2 (Fall 2014): 89-98.

“Fall 2009 William Carlos Williams Bibliography.” William Carlos Williams Review 29.2 (Fall 2009): 217-219.

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

"'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.

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

"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 Pilgrims to Elsewhere by Gregory Stephenson. Journal of Beat Studies 3 (2014): 119-124.

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.