English and
Cultural Studies

The teaching and research provided through our department focus upon the critical interpretation, social and historical context, and creative expression of literature and culture. The department cultivates the understanding and skills critical to participation and success in a complex, multicultural and global world.


Department Faculty

Adjunct Professors

  • Scott Alario
  • Mary Andersen
  • James Beaver
  • Ed Brown
  • Stephanie Carter
  • Nancy Craven
  • Amy Foley
  • Jonathan Gibbs
  • James Gorham
  • Donald Holder
  • Kenneth Jolicoeur
  • Rebecca Karni
  • Sean Keck
  • Sarah Kruse
  • Liliya Krys-Burhoe
  • Patricia C. Lange
  • Nathan Lee
  • David Liao
  • Karen A. Maguire
  • Sarah H Maitland
  • Ryan Marnane
  • Maureen C. Masse
  • Robin Muksian
  • Andrew J. Naughton
  • Kristen Park
  • Charlene M. Phillips
  • Jean M. Plunkett
  • Jacob Richman
  • Erich Schumacher
  • Laura Aguilar-Milano Vares
  • Victor Wildman
Walden, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Walden

Professor, English and Cultural Studies
Faculty Suite C, Room 224
Ph D, University of Minnesota
MA, University of Virginia
BA, Hamline University

Environmental Humanities, Animal Studies, Cinema Studies, Critical and Cultural Theory, Creative Non-Fiction

Environmental Humanities, Animal Studies, Cinema Studies, Critical and Cultural Theory

  • American Society for Environmental History
  • The Association for the Study of LIterature and the Environment
  • PEN America
  • Modern Language Association
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies
  • 2016, Merit Award
  • 2013, Merit Award
  • 2010, Merit Award
  • 2008, Merit Award
  • 2006, Merit Award
  • 2004, Merit Award
  • 2002, Merit Award

Walden, E., River's Flow: On Luke Erickson's Photographs for "Confluence", Part of Exhibit funded by the Minnesota State Arts Bureau Artist's Grant, 2017.

Walden, E., Defying Expectations: Creativity in Learning and Teaching.

Walden, E., Lair, K., Smooth Brome: History, Policy and Place-making in the Post-Industrial Prairie, Springer Publishing Company, 2016.

Walden, E., Review of David Moon's "The Plough that Broke the Steppes", Environmental History, 2014.

Coughlin, M., Hasseler, T., Dalessio, W., Martinetti, A., Rex, N., Janice, O., Walden, E., Dean, J., “Roundtable on Teaching ‘Work’ as an Interdisciplinary First-Year College Seminar", Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, 2010.