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Carman Curton


Dr. Carman Curton, Professor of English
PhD, University of Denver

Publications & Presentations:

  • Crisis in Higher Education, Michigan State University Press, 2015. With Jeffrey R. Docking.
  • "The Stories Anthologies Tell", Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010.
  • "Amy Tan." Contemporary American Women Fiction Writers
  • "Sui Sin Far/Edith Maude Eaton." American Women Writers, 1900-1945: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook.
  • "Content and Context: Reading Diversity through the Decontextualized American Literature Anthology," MLA, December 2003
  • "Marketing Your Teaching Skills throughout the Application Process." RMMLA, October 2000
  • "Frontier Discourse as a Re-affirmation of Racial/Gender Hierarchies." Southwest Social Sciences Association, March 2000 Moderator,
  • "Emptying Out the Empire: An Examination of English World Literatures in Context," RMMLA, October 1997
  • "Healing the Wound: Feminism and Troubled Mother-Daughter Relationships in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club," SCMLA, October 1993
  • "The Use of Polysyndeton to Build a Litany in Malory's Morte D'Arthur," Federation of North Texas Area Universities Symposium in Rhetoric, April 1991


  • Literature as a Reflection and Product of American Culture
  • Editing and Publishing
  • Asian American Literature
  • Women in Literature
  • American Literature Anthologies
  • Educating our Educators
  • Recruitment, Retention, and the Liberal Arts College

Other Interests:

  • Flash Fiction
  • E-books
  • Graphic Novels

Special Recognition: 2000 Mary McKinney Ware Award for the most distinguished doctoral dissertation in Arts & Humanities.

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