American Literature Concentration

For Undergraduate English Majors

As an English major, you design your own concentration — a program of study based on your areas of interest, organized around a controlling theme or topic — with the help of your advisor. Below are some recommendations for students interested in this area.

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Recommended Courses

Recommended Experienes

Recommended Reading

Career Opportunities

(May require Graduate of Professional School)

  • Editing and Publishing
  • Teaching
  • Writing (journalism, corporate communications, grant writing)
  • Graduate or professional school (law, literature, librarianship, etc.)
  • Museums and cultural institutions

Professors to Know

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Joy Castro

Susan J. Rosowski Professor and Director of the Institute for Ethnic Studies 345 Andrews Hall Website
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Kwakiutl Dreher

Associate Professor 213 Andrews Hall
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Amanda Gailey

Associate Professor (402) 472-1835
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Tom Gannon

Associate Professor and Academic Advisor for the Institute for Ethnic Studies 346 Andrews Hall
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Melissa J. Homestead

Professor 221 Andrews Hall
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Maureen Honey

Professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies 313 Andrews Hall (402) 472-6357
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Frances W. Kaye

Professor 348 Andrews Hall
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Tom Lynch

Professor and Chair of the Undergraduate Program and Curriculum Committee 314 Andrews Hall
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Amelia María de la Luz Montes

Associate Professor 211 Andrews Hall Website
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Kenneth M. Price

Hillegass University Professor of American Literature, Co-Director of the Walt Whitman Archive and Co-Director of the Center for Digital Research in Humanities 336C Andrews Hall (402) 472-0293
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Guy Reynolds

Professor and Director of the Cather Project 337D Andrews Hall (402) 472-1882
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Gregory E. Rutledge

Associate Professor 338D Andrews Hall (402) 472-1863