Jean Schwind

Professor of English
Alamance Building 309B
2338 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244 (336) 278-5623


St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN             B.A., May 1977(Phi Beta   Kappa and summa cum laude)
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis    M.A., December 1980; Ph.D., December 1983

Employment History

Elon University, Elon, NC:  Professor in the Department of English, 2010-present; Associate Professor   in the Department of English, 1999-2010; Assistant Professor in the Department of English, 1990-1999

Earlham College, Richmond, IN:  Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of English,1985-90

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN:  Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of English, 1984-85; English Teaching Associate, 1980-81

University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN:  Assistant Professor in the Department of English, 1983-84

St. Olaf College:  Instructor in the Department of English and American Studies Program; Tutor in the Paracollege, 1981-83

Courses Taught

GST 110: The Global Experience

GST 338: American Adolescence

HNR 235: Transitions to Adulthood

ENG 110: College Writing

ENG 200: Critical Conversations in Literary Studies

ENG 250: Interpretations of Literature

ENG 251: English Studies in Britain

ENG 235: Immigrant Experience in American Literature

ENG 222: British Literature II

ENG 223: American Literature I

ENG 224: American Literature II

ENG 326: Realism and the Later 19th Century

ENG 335: Contemporary Women Writers

ENG 334: Native American Literature

ENG 347: William Faulkner

ENG 338: Twain and Cather

ENG 349: Willa Cather

ENG 351: The Novel

ENG 360: Canadian Literature

ENG 364: American Western Writers

ENG 382: Teaching Internship

ENG 495: Literature Senior Seminar


Referred journals:

"The `Beautiful' War in One of Ours," Modern Fiction Studies 30 (1984):  53-71.

"The Benda Illustrations to My Antonia:  Cather's `Silent' Supplement to Jim Burden's Narrative," PMLA 100 (1985):  51-67.

"Latour's Schismatic Church:  The Radical Meaning in the Pictorial Methods of Death Comes for the Archbishop," Studies in American Fiction 13 (1985):  71-88.

"Van Gogh's `Starry Night' and Whitman:  A Study in Source," Walt Whitman:  Quarterly Review 3 (Summer 1985):  1-15.

"Fine and Folk Art in The Song of the Lark:  The `Puzzle' of Cather's Pictorial Sources," in Cather Studies I, ed. Susan  Rosowski (Lincoln:  University of Nebraska Press, 1990):     89-102.

"This Is a Frame-Up:  `Mother Eve' in The Professor's House," in Cather Studies II, ed. Susan Rosowski (Lincoln:  University of Nebraska Press, 1993): 72-91.

“Cool Coaching at Ridgemont High,” The Journal of Popular Culture 41 (December 2008): 1012-1032.

Invited chapters and articles:

"Main Street Revisited," Minnesota 84 (July/August 1985):  32-33.

"Teaching the Illustrations to My Antonia," in MLA Guide to Teaching Cather's My Antonia, ed. Susan Rosowski (New York:  MLA, 1989):  163-169.

“Reading, Writing, and Researching the Global Experience,” in Understanding the Global Experience, eds. Rosemary Haskell and Thomas Arcaro (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Allyn & Bacon, 2009).

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