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Alan R. Velie

Email Dr. Velie at alanvelie@ou.edu


Alan Velie is David Ross Boyd Professor of English. He began his career as a Shakespeare professor, but soon shifted his focus to American Indian Literature. His 1969 course in Indian literature was the first in the country to focus on Indian literature from the standpoint of literary analysis, and the first to examine contemporary Indian fiction and poetry. Professor Velie has written three books, and edited eight others. He has published over forty articles, and lectured on Indian literature and other topics in universities in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. His current project is editing a series of volumes on the American Indian Renaissance. The first volume, on Indian literature, is completed, and a volume on the visual arts is in the works. In addition to courses in Indian literature Professor Velie teaches Shakespeare, the Capstone course on poetry, and the Bible as Literature.

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