In American Literature, we are dedicated teacher-scholars who prepare future teachers and aspiring academics in our field. Course offerings reflect our areas of specialization, such as poetry, modernism, and Southern and Western regional literature. We also teach environmental, Native American, African American, and postcolonial studies. We invite guest lecturers, welcome Fulbright visitors and writers, and organize international colloquia. We encourage our students to study abroad and to write their thesis on the subject that has most captivated their imagination. We emphasize creative thinking and analytical writing skills. Join us with your ideas and enthusiasm!