Dr. Charles J. Olson
» Professor Emeritus
» Professor Emeritus
Novel as Genre: Faulkner studies, Flannery O'Connor, James Joyce
COURSES TAUGHT AT MSU
|Semester||Course #||Section||Course Name||Location||Days / Times|
|Details||Fall 2012||4053||X 10||Humanities: World Civilizations||Prothro-Yeager Hall Internet|
|University of New Mexico||Ph.D. - English|
|Midwestern University||M.A. - English|
|Institution||Position||Start Date /||End Date|
|Damavand College, Tehran, Iran||Assistant Professor||1976||1977|
|U.S. Department of State||Personnel Officer||1990||1994|
|University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary||Guest Lecturer, American Studies||1992||1993|
|Midwestern State University||B.A.A.S. Academic Advisor||2001||2002|
|Midwestern State University||Assistant Professor||2001||present|
|Midwestern State University||B.A.A.S. Associate Director||2002||2007|
|Midwestern State University||B.A.A.S Director||2007||present|
Voices of Oman: A Different Mid-East Story. London: Stacey International, 2011.
“History as Rhetoric/Canon Wars: An Introduction.” Journal of the American Studies Association of
Texas 36 (2005): 1-11.
“Oman on the Mall: The 39th Smithsonian Folklife Festival June 23rd to July 4th, 2005.”
The Newsletter of the Texas Committee on U.S.-Arab Relations 17.2
Oman – Desert Bloom: Selective Modernization at Work.” The Newsletter of the Texas Committee
on U.S. – Arab Relations 16.1 (2004): 3-7.
“Reading William Faulkner in the 21st Century: Cues from a Literary History.” Faculty Papers of
Midwestern State University. Ed. Lansing Smith. Series 3, Vol. XV Wichita Falls, TX:
Midwestern State UP, 2003. 65-76.
WORKS IN PROGRESS
Editor: Days of Yoknapatawpha: memoirs of V.P. Ferguson, jazz musician, writer, raconteur, who was a student at the University of Mississippi in the late 40’s, early 50’s and knew William Faulkner and the Faulkner family. I am editing both the Faulkner and the Mississippi/Ole Miss sections of the manuscript.
Book Project: Currently in outline development in several papers I have presented at various conferences. William Faulkner Survey of Criticism. There has not been a survey of Faulkner criticism since O.B. Emerson’s Faulkner Early Literary Reputation in America, and, as the title suggests, this book deals primarily with the 30’s and 40’s. The project I am working on revisits this period and extends the critical survey to the present.
“The Omani Oral History Project: Personal Experiences of the Omani Renaissance.” 6th Annual
Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey,
“When Narratives Collide: Cultural Identity in the Global Village.” American Studies Association of
Texas, East Texas Baptist University, Marshall, Texas, November, 2007.
“Voices from Oman.” Guest lecturer, Departments of History and Government, Texas Woman’s
University/University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, October, 2007.
“MSU Makes History in the Middle East: The Omani Oral History Project.” Speakers and Issues
Series, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas, October, 2007.
“Oral History in A Global Setting: The Oman Project.” Oral History Association Annual Conference,
Little Rock, Arkansas, October, 2006.
“1001 Modern Omani Nights: What the West Should Know About Oman.” Speakers and Issues Series,
Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas, October, 2005.
“Oman: Desert Bloom.” Speakers and Issues Series, Midwestern State
University, Wichita Falls, Texas, October, 2004.
“He Made the Books and Died: William Faulkner’s Literary History – Past, Present, Future.”
Southwestern Social Science Association Conference, Corpus Christi, Texas, March 2004.
Panel Discussant: “American Political Expatriates.” Southwestern Social Science Association
Conference, Corpus Christi, Texas, March, 2004.
“A Partnership Between Community/Technical Colleges and the Four-Year Degree. “
Seamless Transitions State Conference, Dallas, Texas, March, 2004.
“History As Rhetoric: Canon Wars.” Southwestern Social Science Association Conference,
San Antonio, Texas, March, 2003.
“Writers and Markets: The Making of William Faulkner’s Literary Reputation.”
American Studies Association of Texas Conference, San Antonio, Texas, November, 2002.
“Old Texts, New Readers: Reading William Faulkner in the 21st Century.” Midwestern
State University Faculty Forum, Wichita Falls, Texas, March, 2003
.“Life as an English Major Outside the Academy: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Lovethe Job Market.” Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society Southwestern Regional Conference, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas, November, 2002.