Susan Kalter

Professor, American Literature and Native American Studies
  • CURRENT COURSES
  • TEACHING INTERESTS
  • Literary, cultural, and historical study of the United States and North America Native American studies/Native American literatures Ethnic studies, critical race theory, post-colonial/anti-colonial theory World literatures, especially African, Caribbean, and circum-Caribbean New American literary history & the archival recovery of noncanonical American texts African American literatures Wilderness and the environment
  • RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • 18th and 19th century literary and cultural studies/early 20th century studies Native American studies/Native American literatures Global, multi-ethnic intellectual histories & intellectual spheres of influence The histories of imperialism, colonization and de-colonization Oral traditions, non-alphabetic writing systems, and their relationship to alphabetic literacy and writing Philosophies of language Multiculturism, critical race theory, post-colonial/anti-colonial theory
  • Ph D Literature - 1999
  • University of California, San Diego
  • MA Literature - 1997
  • University of California, San Diego
  • BA English with interdisciplinary emphasis - 1991
  • Stanford University
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • Mathews, John Joseph.  Old Three Toes and Other Tales of Survival and Extinction.  Edited, annotated & with an afterword by Susan Kalter.  Norman:  University of Oklahoma Press, 2015.


    Mathews, John Joseph.  Twenty Thousand Mornings:  An Autobiography of John Joseph Mathews.  Edited, annotated & introduced by Susan Kalter.  Norman:  University of Oklahoma Press, 2012.


    Kalter, Susan.  “A Savagist Abroad:  Anti-Colonial Theory and the Quiet Violence in Twain’s Western Oeuvre.”  Texas Studies in Literature and Language 53.1 (Spring 2011):  26-113.


    Kalter, Susan.  “John Joseph Mathews’ Reverse Ethnography:  The Literary Dimensions of Wah’Kon-Tah.”  Reprint in Native American Writing:  Critical Assessments.  Volume II.  Edited by A. Robert Lee.  London:  Routledge, 2011.


    Hsu, Hsuan and Susan Kalter, eds.  Two Texts by Edward Everett Hale:  “The Man without a Country” and Philip Nolan’s Friends.  Lanham, Maryland:  Lexington Books, 2009.


    Kalter, Susan.  “Clothing The Prairie in Furs:  The International Trade Contexts of Cooper’s Western Novel.”  Western American Literature 43.2 (Summer 2008):  148-178.


    Kalter, Susan, ed.  Benjamin Franklin, Pennsylvania, and the First Nations:  The Treaties of 1736-62.  Champaign:  University of Illinois Press, 2006.


    Kalter, Susan.  “A Student of Savage Thought:  The Ecological Ethic in Moby-Dick and Its Grounding in Native American Ideologies.”  ESQ:  A Journal of the American Renaissance 48.1-2 (1st and 2nd Quarters 2002):  1-40.  Issued 2004.