American Literary and Cultural Studies

American Literary and Cultural Studies is a popular and productive area of research and teaching at the University of Oklahoma. Faculty and students use a variety of methodologies to examine canonical and non-canonical texts and related forms such as film and popular culture, and in the process engage practically and theoretically with issues of gender, race, ethnicity, and class.

Graduate students work closely with faculty to develop their own scholarly and pedagogical skills and projects. Students present their work at regional and national conferences, and seek publication in major journals. The English Department and the Graduate College provide competitive funding sources for conference travel and dissertation research.

Faculty in the American concentration offer courses in a broad range of American literatures and cultures, with particular emphasis on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Courses in the modern and contemporary novel, modern and contemporary poetry, African-American literature, multi-ethnic US literature, transatlantic studies and regionalism are taught regularly. Courses taught by the English Department’s renowned Native American Literature faculty are also available to students concentrating in American Literary and Cultural Studies


Eve Tavor Bannet

Catherine A. John

Rita Keresztesi

William Henry McDonald

Timothy S. Murphy

Francesca Sawaya

Jonathan Stalling

James Zeigler














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