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Dr. Todd Giles

Email Addresses
todd.giles@msutexas.edu
My Websites
  • English
    Associate Professor

    Office Location
    Bea Wood Hall 232
    Phone
    Voice: (940) 397-4124
  •   Semester Course # Section Course Name Location Days / Times
    Details Spring 2020 3743 Diverse Voices: Environmental Women Ferguson Hall 303
    Details Spring 2020 2623 American Literture Survey II Dillard College of Business Administration 328
    Details Spring 2020 1153 Writing about Literature McCoy Engineering Hall 131
    Details Spring 2020 1143 Academic Research & Writing Prothro-Yeager Hall 202
    Details Fall 2017 6613 180 Rivers & Mountains in American Literature Bea Wood Hall 226
    Details Fall 2017 1143 L10 Academic Research and Writing Prothro-Yeager Hall 205
    Details Fall 2017 1143 113 Academic Research and Writing Prothro-Yeager Hall 203
    Details Fall 2017 1143 113 Academic Research and Writing Prothro-Yeager Hall 203
    Details Fall 2016 3713 Post-World War II Poetry and Art Bea Wood Hall 122
    Details Fall 2016 2623 Survey of American Literature 2 (1865-Present) Prothro-Yeager Hall 201
    Details Fall 2016 1143 110 Academic Research and Writing McCullough Hall 105
    Details Fall 2016 1143 109 Academic Research and Writing Prothro-Yeager Hall 201
    Details Spring 2016 3293 Short Story Prothro-Yeager Hall 202
    Details Spring 2016 1153 202 and 203 Intro Read & Writ - Literature Prothro-Yeager Hall 201
    Details Fall 2015 4923 101 Modern Poetry Bea Wood Hall 226
    Details Fall 2015 2623 101 Survey of American Literature II Bea Wood Hall 210
    Details Fall 2015 1143 109 Academic Research and Writing Prothro-Yeager Hall 201
    Details Fall 2015 1143 113 Academic Research and Writing Prothro-Yeager Hall 201
    Details Spring 2015 4953 Contemporary American Womens Literature Bea Wood Hall
    Details Spring 2015 2623 Survey of American Literature 2 Prothro-Yeager Hall 205
    Details Spring 2015 1123 Rhet & Comp Prothro-Yeager Hall 204
    Details Spring 2015 1123 Rhet & Comp Bea Wood Hall 210
    Details 2015 1443 109 Academic Research & Writing Prothro-Yeager Hall 201
    Details 1153 Writing about Literature
    Details 1153 Writing about Literature
    Details 1153 Writing about Literature
  • Institution Degree Graduation Date
    Texas Tech University B.A. 1993-8-1 0:0:0
    Texas Tech University M.A. 2004-12-1 0:0:0
    University of Kansas PhD 2011-9-1 0:0:0
  • Institution Position Start Date End Date
    University of Kansas GTA / Lecturer 2004 Fall 2012 Spring
    Midwestern State University Assistant Professor of English 2012 Fall Present
  • Articles / Book Chapters

    “Bryce Conrad, Made in the American Grain (1951-1917).” William Carlos Williams Review 35.1 (Jan. 2018): 1-9.

    “‘The Young Person’s Guide’ to Moonrise Kingdom: Wes Anderson’s Theme and Variations on a Theme and Variations of Benjamin Britten.” Popular Culture Review 26.2 (Summer 2015): 44-54.

    “‘another old Buddhist monastery thing’: The Misguided Zen of Fight Club.” Popular Culture Review 26.1 (Winter 2015): 5-17.

    “Entering the ‘Gate of Nondualism’: Gary Snyder’s ‘On Vulture Peak’ and Mahāyāna Shūnyatā.” Journal of Beat Studies 3 (2014): 47-68.

    “‘No Permanent Home’: The Five Skandhas and Philip Whalen’s ‘The Slop Barrel.’” Philosophy and Literature 37.2 (Oct. 2013): 405-420.

    "'upsidedown like fools': Jack Kerouac's 'Desolation Blues' and the Struggle for Enlightenment." Texas Studies in Language and Literature. 53.2 (Summer 2011): 179-206.

    "Whitman's 'Out from Behind this Mask.'" The Explicator 68.1 (Spring 2010): 23-25.

    "Melville's 'Bartleby, the Scrivener.'" The Explicator 65.2 (Winter 2007): 88-90.

    "William Carlos Williams's 'The Rose is Obsolete.'" The Explicator 66.1 (Fall 2007): 21-25.

    “Counterpoint, Memory, and Leitmotifs in Willa Cather's 'A Wagner Matinee.'" Willa Cather Newsletter and Review 51.2 (Fall 2007): 35-38.

    "Writing and Chutnification in Rushdie's Midnight's Children." The Explicator 65.3 (Spring 2007): 182-185.

    "Using Melville's 'Bartleby, the Scrivener' to Teach Deconstruction in the Introduction to Fiction Classroom." Eureka Studies in Teaching Short Fiction 27.2 (Spring 2007): 128-135.

    "'That Night We Had Our Show': Twain and Audience." Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Bloom's Modern Critical Editions. Ed. Harold Bloom. Chelsea House  Publications, 2007. 193-201. Rpt. from American Literary Realism 37.1 (2004): 50-58. 

     

    Edited Correspondence / Bibliographies / Other

    “Fall 2009 to Fall 2014 William Carlos Williams Bibliography.” William Carlos Williams Review 31.2 (Fall 2014): 89-98.

    “Fall 2009 William Carlos Williams Bibliography.” William Carlos Williams Review 29.2 (Fall 2009): 217-219.

    "Fall 2007 William Carlos Williams Bibliography." William Carlos Williams Review 27.2 (Fall 2007): 107-111.

    "'It carries the battle forward': An Unpublished Letter from William Carlos Williams to Edwin J. Becker, Prisoner Poet." William Carlos Williams Review 27.1 (Spring 2007): 71-73.

    "Fall 2006 William Carlos Williams Bibliography" William Carlos Williams Review 26.2 (Fall 2006): 105-108.

    "Introduction: A Decade of Books." William Carlos Williams Review 25.2 (Fall 2005): 1-3.

    "Comprehensive Williams Bibliography (1994-2004)." William Carlos Williams Review 25.2 (Fall 2005): 75-114.

     

    Reviews

    Rev. of Pilgrims to Elsewhere by Gregory Stephenson. Journal of Beat Studies 3 (2014): 119-124.

    Rev. of White Liberal Identity, Literary Pedagogy, and Classic American Realism by Phillip Barrish. American Literary Realism 40.2 (Winter 2008): 186-188.

    Rev. of Simon & Schuster's Hemingway Audio Collection. The Hemingway Review 26.1 (Nov/Dec 2006): 128-131.

     

    Editorial Experience

    Associate Editor / Book Review Editor: William Carlos Williams Review (Spring 2003-present). Ian Copestake, Editor.

    Poetry Editor: Iron Horse Literary Review (2002-2004). Jill Patterson, Editor.