Statement

My primary areas of interest are cross-cultural ecocriticism and place-conscious literary studies, with an emphasis on bioregionalism. The places whose literature my research focuses on are the American Southwest and the Australian deserts, that is, arid lands that have come under the sway of English-speaking settler colonialism. I have also done considerable work as both a scholar and writer of haiku.

Courses Taught

English 211, Plains Literature
English 333, American Authors since 1900: Southwestern Writers
English 333, American Authors since 1900: Southwestern Writers
English 361A, Intro to Early American Literature
English 361B, Intro to Late American Literature
English 4/832, Nature in 19th-Century American Literature
English 4/898, Place-Conscious Literary Studies: Out West/Outback
English 933, Seminar in Ecocriticism and Nature Writing

Tom LynchThomas Lynch
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Lincoln, NE 68588-0333 
(402)472-1833 (office) 
tlynch2@unl.edu