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Matthew Evertson

English & Humanities

Contact Information

Phone: 308-432-6462
Office: Old Admin 206


Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Ph.D., English, with a concentration in American literature, May 2003

University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska
M.A., English: December, 1993
B.A., English (with high distinction): May, 1991

Teaching Areas

American Literature & American Realism & Naturalism;
Western American Literature & Literature of the Great Plains;
Native American Literature

Campus Involvement

Mari Sandoz Heritage Society Board of Directors
Sigma Tau Delta English Honorary (Faculty Sponsor)

Professional Activities and Awards

Western Literature Association,
American Literature Association & the Stephen Crane Society (subset of ALA)
Modern Language Association
Friends of the Center for Great Plains Study
Phi Beta Kappa

Research Interests and Published Works

I am currently working on a book-length comparative study of Stephen Crane and Theodore Roosevelt tentatively titled Strenuous Lives: Stephen Crane, Theodore Roosevelt and the American 1890s. I am also currently teaching, researching and writing about the regional influences upon the literature of the Great Plains. My recent publications include “Holden Caulfield’s Longing to Construct a New Home” which appears in Bloom’s Guides: J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye. Ed. and Intro by Harold Bloom (2007); “The Call of the Critics: Jack London, The Call of the Wild, and its Early Reviews” which appears this spring in The Call: The Magazine of the Jack London Society; “Strenuous Stories: The Wilderness Tales of Stephen Crane and Theodore Roosevelt” which appears in Stephen Crane Studies (2005); “Stephen Crane and ‘Some Others’: Economics, Race and the Vision of a Failed Frontier” which appears in Moving Stories: Migration and The American West, 1850-2000 (University of Nevada Press, 2001) and "Love, Loss and Growing Up in J.D. Salinger and Cormac McCarthy" which appears in The Catcher in the Rye: New Essays (Peter Lang, 2002).

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