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Michael Kowalewski

Michael Kowalewski

Education & Professional History

Shasta College, AA; Amherst College, BA; Rutgers University, MD, PhD.

At Carleton since 1991.

Highlights & Recent Activity

Currently editing an anthology of theĀ  "best" of the Carleton Miscellany, a nationally renowned "little magazine" published at Carleton from 1960-80.

Organizations & Scholarly Affiliations

Western Literature Association, Association for Study of Literature and Environment, Modern Language Association, California Studies Association

Personal Interests

As Listed on Department Faculty Pages


Michael Kowalewski teaches courses in American literature and culture. He is a former Director of American Studies and active in the Environmental and Technology Studies (ENTS) program. He is a former president of the Western Literature Association and the author or editor of several books, including Deadly Musings: Violence and Verbal Form in American Fiction (1993), Reading the West: New Essays on the Literature of the American West (1996), and Gold Rush: A Literary Exploration (1997). Degrees: Amherst, B.A.; Rutgers, M.A., Ph.D.

American Studies

B.A., Amherst College; M.A. and Ph.D., Rutgers University

Director of American Studies from 2001-2004

Michael Kowalewski joined the Carleton faculty in 1991 after teaching for several years at Princeton University. He has a special interest in regionalism and "place" in American art and culture. He was the creator and director of the only American Studies off-campus program to date: "Visions of California" (offered in 1995, 1998, 2001 and 2004).

Profile updated June 4, 2018

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