Megan Vallowe, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English
650 College Dr. Dalton, GA 30720
My office hours are MW from 1:30-3:00 and TR from 9:00-11:30.
Ph.D. University of Arkansas
M.A. Southern Illinois University Carbondale
B.A. University of Evansville
Originally from the St. Louis metropolitan area, I moved to northwest Arkansas to complete my PhD in English from the University of Arkansas focusing on Indigenous Literature of the Americas. Whether teaching literature or writing, I emphasize the significance of race and gender across literary periods and encourage students to find their own voices through intersectional discussions of texts that demonstrate the rich diversity of American literature. My research also takes an intersectional approach to Indigenous literatures of the Western Hemisphere. My current project examines the biopolitics controlling Indigenous women’s writing in the long 19th century.
“The Long Arm of the Phoenix in Nineteenth Century Political Reprinting.” In American Periodicals, 28, no. 1 (2018): 41-55.
“Finding Nancy Ward: Indigenous Emergences in the Archive,” American Studies Association Conference, Atlanta, GA, November 2018.
“Resisting 19th Century Sentimental Biopolitics in E. Pauline Johnson's Performance Art,” National Women's Studies Association Conference, Atlanta, GA, November 2018.
“Rape and Revenge: The Windigos of Louise Erdrich’s The Round House,” South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference, Atlanta, GA, November 2017.
“The Hemispheric Indian Problem in the Works of Clorinda Matto de Turner and Charles Eastman.” American Literature Association Annual Conference, San Fransisco, CA, May 2016.
“Environmental Borderlands: Transnational Space in Linda Hogan’s Power and Louise Erdrich’s Tracks.” American Literature Association Annual Conference, Boston, MA, May 2015.
“Insular Spaces and the Nation: Time and Space in Gloria Naylor’s Mama Day.” American Comparative Literature Association Conference, New York, NY, March 2014.