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Apr
6

04/06/2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Apr
12

04/12/2017 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

 
 

Jean Alger, PhD student in Literature and Rhetoric


Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Indigenous American Literature
  • African American Literature
  • Rhetoric and Composition

Published Articles

  • "Urban Ethnography and Migration in the Work of Langston Hughes." New Approaches to the Jazz Age. Ed. Nancy Von Rosk. Cambridge Scholars. Forthcoming in 2016.

Conference Presentations

  • ‚ÄúNavigating Digital Sovereignty, Practicing Survivance, and Constructing Chickasaw National Identity." 2016 Rhetoric Society of America. Atlanta, GA. 
  • "Urban Ethnography and Migration in the Work of Langston Hughes." 2014 Annual Conference of the Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States. Oklahoma City, OK. 
  • "The People That Go On: Native American Remnants in The Grapes of Wrath." 2013 Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association. San Diego, CA. 
  • "The Middle Way of Middle-earth: Living With the Environment in the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien." 2010 Annual Northeastern Modern Language Association Convention. Montreal, Quebec. 

Honors and Offices

  • Assistant Director for the OSU Writing Center, Fall 2015-Spring 2016
  • Assistant Director for the OSU First Year Composition Program, Fall 2011-Spring 2013

Courses Taught

  • English 1113: Composition I
  • English 1213: Composition II
  • English 2413: Introduction to Literature
  • English 3203: Advanced Composition

Current Research/Articles in Progress

Dissertation: Fictional Ethnographies and Ethnographic Fiction: "Preserving," Constructing, and Representing Indigenous and Folk Identities in Interwar America

Article: "Navigating Digital Sovereignty, Practicing Survivance, and Constructing Chicasaw National Identity."