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    Paul Lindholdt, PhD

    Professor of English
    Patterson Hall 203J
    Phone: 509.359.2812
    Fax: 509.359.2812
    Curriculum Vitae

    American literature, environmental studies, creative writing


    Penn State University, PhD, 1985
    Western Washington University, MA and BA, 1980 and 1978

    Worked through university as a homebuilder, industrial waste recycler, Teamster, and longshoreman. Have won awards from Academy of American Poets, Society of Professional Journalists, and Washington Center for the Book; published books, book chapters, articles, essays, op-eds, columns, reviews, and poems; and serve on editorial advisory boards for Journal of Ecocriticism (Univ. of British Columbia) and European Journal of American Culture (Univ. of Kent, UK)


    * John Josselyn, Colonial Traveler: A Critical Edition of Two Voyages to New-England (Univ. Press of New England, 1988)
    * Cascadia Wild: Protecting an International Ecosystem (ed. with Mitch Friedman, Frontier, 1993)
    * History and Folklore of the Cowichan Indians (1901 by Martha Douglas Harris; Marquette Books, 2004)
    * Holding Common Ground: The Individual and Public Lands in the American West (ed. with Derrick Knowles, EWU P, 2005)
    * The Canoe and the Saddle: A Critical Edition (1862 by Theodore Winthrop; University of Nebraska Press, 2006)
    * In Earshot of Water: Notes from the Columbia Plateau (University of Iowa, 2011; Washington State Book Award, 2012)
    * Explorations in Ecocriticism: Advocacy, Bioregionalism, and Visual Design (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015)

    Recent Publications

    "The Trumpets of Solitude" (literary essay). June 1, 2015. Web.

    "Shooters and the Tools They Use" (literary essay).  Sewanee Review 122.4 (Fall 2014): 625-32. Print.

     "Malad,"  "Yeoman," and "Crossing Arbon Valley" (poems). Poetry Northwest (New)  8.2 (Fall-Winter 2013-14): 18-19. Print.

    "From Sublimity to Ecopornography: Assessing the Bureau of Reclamation Art Collection" (environmental history). Journal of Ecocriticism 1.1 (January 2009): 1-25. Web.

    Courses Taught

    Graduate Research in Literature                Environmental Literature
    Faulkner and Frost                                   Whitman and Dickinson
    American Literature I & II                         The Graphic Novel 
    The American West                                  Introductions to Fiction & Poetry

    Colonial Traveler book cover Cascadia Wild book cover Cowichan Indians book cover Common Ground book cover Canoe and the Saddle book cover Earshot book cover Ecocriticism book cover

    Contact Information

    Department of English
    203 Patterson Hall
    Cheney, WA 99004

    phone: 509.359.6039
    fax: 509.359.6206

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