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Ellen Arnold
Associate Professor

Office: OCB G303
Phone: 252-737-1660

Ellen Arnold is Coordinator of the Graduate Online Certificate in Multicultural and Transnational Literatures and the DE Master’s with a concentration in Multicultural and Transnational Literatures. She teaches courses in Native American Literatures, World Indigenous Literatures, Ethnic American Literatures, and Women’s Literature. Her current projects include an essay on genetics in Gerald Vizenor’s Heirs of Columbus, a study of science in Leslie Silko’s Almanac of the Dead, and a collection of interviews with Linda Hogan. She recently edited with Joseph Thomas a special issue on American Indian Literature and Culture for The Mississippi Quarterly, and has published chapters on Native American authors, film, and web studies, essays and reviews in Modern Fiction Studies, Paradoxa, Studies in American Indian Literatures, National Women's Studies Association Journal, and Western American Literatures, and two edited books.

B.A. University of Georgia
M.A. Appalachian State University
M.A. Appalachian State University 
Ph.D. Emory University

Primary Areas of Research/Teaching
Native American Literatures
Ethnic and Cultural Studies
Literature, Science, and Ecology

Courses Taught
6450: World Indigenous Literatures
6365: Special Topics Seminar in Multicultural Literature
6350: Native American Literatures
6340: Ethnic American Literatures
6330: Studies in Hispanic American Literature
5330: Studies in Women's Literature
5250: The American Novel, 1800-1920
4340: Ethnic American Literature
3610: Human Values in Literature
3300: Women in Literature 
3250: Introduction to Native American Literatures 
2000: Interpreting Literature
1200: Composition
1100: Composition
1000: Appreciating Literature

Selected Publications and Presentations

The Salt Companion to Carter Revard . Cambridge, England: Salt, 2007.

“The Word Made Visible: Leslie Marmon Silko’s Almanac of the Dead.” American Indian Rhetorics of Survivance: Word Medicine, Word Magic. Ed. Ernest Stromberg. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006.

“Beginnings Are Everything: The Quest for Self in Linda Hogan’s Solar Storms.” Things of the Spirit: Women Writers Constructing Spirituality. Ed. Kristina K. Groover. Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, 2004. 284-303.

"An Ear for the Story, An Eye for the Pattern: Rereading Ceremony." Modern Fiction Studies 45.1 (1999): 69-92.

Conversations with Leslie Marmon Silko . Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2000.

E-mail & Website Links
Graduate Multicultural Lit Program