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Megan Vallowe, Ph.D.

Megan Vallowe, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English

Lorberbaum Liberal Arts
Room 232
650 College Dr. Dalton, GA 30720

Office Hours

My virtual office hours are on Wednesdays from 9am-12pm. Please use the link provided on your course syllabus to access that virtual office. I also reserve 30 minutes following each virtual discussion session for office hours. 

If you need an appointment outside of the above hours, please use my Booking Page to set up a Microsoft Teams appointment.  


mvallowe@daltonstate.edu
706-272-4467

Degrees

Ph.D. University of Arkansas

M.A. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

B.A. University of Evansville

Biography

Originally from the St. Louis metropolitan area, I moved to northwest Arkansas to complete my PhD in English at 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.

Achievements

Publications

Co-Author with Joshua Jackson. "Cherokee Historical Fiction and Indigenous Science Fiction in Riding the Trail of Tears." In Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States. Forthcoming.

"Indigenous Speakers: 'Race Traitor' or Rights Activist?" In Nineteenth-Century American Activists Rhetorics, eds. Patricia Bizzell and Lisa Zimmerelli, MLA Press. Forthcoming Spring 2021.

“The Long Arm of the Phoenix in Nineteenth Century Political Reprinting.” In American Periodicals, 28, no. 1 (2018): 41-55.

Conference Presentations

"Indigenous Speaking Tours as Activist Discourse in 19th Century America" C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists Conference, Coral Gables, FL, forthcoming April 2020.

"Indigenous Women’s Survivance in 19th Century Popular Media," C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists Conference, Coral Gables, FL, forthcoming April 2020.

“Environmental Apocalypse and Rebecca Roanhorse’s Speculative Sixth World Series,” South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, GA, November 2019.

“Talking Back and Defying Genre in Mourning Dove’s Cogewea,” Southeastern American Studies Association Conference, Atlanta, GA, March 2019.

“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.