Kary Smout Associate Professor of English, Director of the Writing Center

Kary Smout

Washington 112
540.458.8979
smoutk@wlu.edu

Education

B.A., Brigham Young University, 1985
M.A., Duke University, 1986
Ph.D., Duke University, 1991

Research

Rhetoric and Culture; Writing Instruction; the Politics of Higher Education; Native American Literature; Southern American Literature; Western American Literature

Teaching

WRIT 100-First Year Writing Seminar (ESOL)
English 201-Advanced Expository Writing
English 253-Southern American Literature
English 299-Seminar for Prospective Majors
English 380-Advanced Seminar
English 413-Senior Research and Writing

Selected Publications

"Don't Tread on Me: Crossing Boundaries in the Liberal Arts." Composition(s) In the New Liberal Arts. Eds. Joanna Castner Post and James A. Inman. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2009. 29-42.

Book. The Creation/Evolution Controversy: a Battle for Cultural Power. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1998.

"An Interview with Charles Bazerman." Composition Studies 23 (1995): 21-36. (Co-authored with T. Hugh Crawford.)

"Attacking (Southern) Creationists." Religion in the Contemporary South: Diversity, Community, and Identity. Eds. O. Kendall White, Jr. and Daryl White. Southern Anthropological Society Proceedings, No. 28. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1995. 59-66.

"Senkyoshigo: A Missionary English of Japan." American Speech 63 (1988): 137-49.

Work in Progress

Writing Good English Sentences.

Seminar Topics

The Southern Short Story
The Problem of Value in 19th-Century American Literature
Native American Literature
Western American Literature
Cultural Conflicts in the American West