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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


    Pennsylvania 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). 

    Books: 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; History and Folklore of the Cowichan Indians; Holding Common Ground: The Individual and Public Lands in the American West; The Canoe and the Saddle: A Critical EditionIn Earshot of Water: Notes from the Columbia Plateau (University of Iowa, 2011), winner of the 2012 Washington State Book Award in Memoir/Biography; and Explorations in Ecocriticism: Advocacy, Bioregionalism, and Visual Design (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015). 

    Recent Publications

    "Crossing Arbon Valley," "Malad," and "Yeoman," poems forthcoming in Poetry Northwest.

    "A Warrior's Portrait." Spokesman-Review Dec. 1, 2013.

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

    "Giving Voices," "Mary Dyer," "American Triptych," "Sarah Hawkridge," and "The Great Awakening" (poems). 
    Common-place (online journal founded by the American Antiquarian Society).

    Courses Taught

    Graduate Research in Literature (English 521)
    Environmental Literature (498/598)
    Faulkner and Frost (436/553)
    Whitman and Dickinson (436/553)
    American Literature I & II (343 & 344)
    The Graphic Novel (315) 
    Introduction to Fiction (270) 

    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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