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Dr. Michaelann Nelson

Title: Assistant Professor of English
Office Location: Bowden 213
Campus Phone: 575-538-6627
E-Mail Address: Michaelann.Nelson@wnmu.edu

Degrees:B.A., Weber State University; M.A., Northern Arizona University; Ph.D., University of New Mexico

Date began at WNMU: 2013

Research & Academic Interests: Southwest Literature, Environmental Literature and Ecocriticism, Literary Nonfiction, American Modernism, Multi-ethnic Literature, Composition

Selected Publications and Conference Presentations:

"The Beautiful Dam: The Influence of an Anti-Nature Writing Tradition on Public Discourse" presented at Association for the Study of Literature and Environment conference, Lawrence, KS, May 2013

"Rango and the Struggle for the Soul of the West" presented at the Popular Culture Association conference, Boston, MA, April 2012

"Katie Lee: Folk Singer for the Colorado River" presented at Southwest Popular Culture Conference, Albuquerque, NM, February, 2012

"'Love the Land or Leave It Alone': Edward Abbey and the Myth of Glen Canyon" presented at Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, Victoria, BC, June 2009

"'In Wildness is [Not] the Preservation of the World': The Misappropriation of Thoreau by the Wilderness Movement" presented at Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, Spartanburg, SC, June 2007


Hobbies, Interests, community involvement: Hiking; Visiting National Parks; Traveling; Going to Concerts; Dogs; Celebrity Gossip

 

 

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