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Cari Carpenter

Cari Carpenter

Associate Professor

Ph.D. 2002 University of Michigan

Office: 341 Colson Hall
Tel: 293-9709
Fax: 293-5380
Curriculum Vitae

Cari Carpenter comes to WVU after an eight-year stint in Michigan, where she earned a M.A. in English (1998) and a Ph.D. in English and Women’s Studies (2002) from the University of Michigan. She spent the next two years as a Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at Kalamazoo College.


Nineteenth-Century American Literature
Native American Literature

Selected Publications

  • The Unsolved Riddle: Selected Writings of Victoria Woodhull: Suffrage, Free Love, and Eugenics. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2010. Legacies of Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers Series.
  • “Sarah Winnemucca and the Re-Writing of Nation.” Racially Writing the Republic: Racists, Race Rebels, and Transformations of American Identity. Ed. Bruce Baum and Duchess Harris. Durham, NC: Duke University Press (Invited contribution for forthcoming collection).
  • “Detecting Indianness: Gertrude Bonnin’s Investigation of American Indian Identity.” Wicazo Sa Review 20.1 (Spring 2005) 139-159.
  • “Feminist Technologies and the Women’s Studies Classroom.” Spec. Issue of Kairos: A Journal for Teachers of Writing in Webbed Environments 7.2 (Summer 2002).
  • The Newspaper Warrior: Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins’s Public Crusade for American Indian Rights, 1864-1891 (forthcoming from the University of Nebraska Press).
Composition & Rhetoric
Creative Writing
Literary and Cultural Studies
Professional Writing and Editing
the WVU Writing Center

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December 6: English 418 Capstone Reading, 5:30 p.m.,130 Colson Hall

March 20: Mary Moore Reading, 7:30 p.m., Robinson Reading Room WVU Downtown Library

April 10: Clare Beams Reading, 7:30 p.m., Robinson Reading Room WVU Downtown Library

April 20: Calliope Reading, 7:30 p.m., 130 Colson Hall

April 27: MFA Reading, 7:30 p.m., Gold Ballroom, WVU Mountainlair