Meet our Faculty: James Ottery
Assistant Professor of English
Ph.D. English, University of Missouri
Phone: (217) 206-7443
Office: UHB 4042
Teaching Concentration: History and theories of composition and rhetoric, literary theory.
- Thomas R. Watson Conference in Rhetoric and Composition, University of Louisville, 2002;
- Conference on College Composition and Communication, 2000 and 2001
- McNickle Center Colloquia, Newberry Library, Chicago, 2000
- Midwest Modern Language Association 1998 and 1999
- Fifth Annual Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society, Columbia University, 1999
- Seventh Biennial International Native American Studies Conference, 1999
- American Association of Higher Education Conference, 1999.
- “Samson Occom’s Diary and D’arcy McNickle’s ‘Train Time’: The Real Imperative of ‘Native’ Education in American Indian Literature” in Studies in American Indian Literature, 2001
- “‘Who Are They and What Do they Have to do with What I Want to Be?’ The Writing of Multicultural Identity and College Success Stories for First-Year Writers”; Composing Identities; Louisville University; (forthcoming)
- “Writing and Reading Community Learning: Collaborative Learning Among Writing and Reading Students, Teachers, and Writing Center Consultants” in On Location: Theory and Practice in Classroom-Based Writing Tutoring, February, 2005
- “Teaching as a Test of Knowledge”; Proving Lacan: Psychoanalysis and the Evidentiary Force of Disciplinary Knowledge (forthcoming); and “Disunification, Dreams, and Messages: Surrealist Poetics in Emily Dickinson”; in Surrealism and the Oneiric Process, 1992
- Poetry in 12 journals, including The Denver Quarterly, The Pacific Review, and The Indiana Review, and in the anthology, A Measured Response.
- Poem, “The Diary of Samson Occum,” The Bedford Portable Anthology of American Literature, August 2006.