Janet Dean

Janet Dean

Janet Dean writes and teaches about American literature, Native American literature, and literature of social and political protest. She is the author of Unconventional Politics: Nineteenth-Century Women Writers and U.S. Indian Policy (2016), as well as essays, chapters, and reviews in a number of journals and collections.

Ph D, Columbia University

M Phil, Columbia University

MA, Columbia University

BA, Colby College

Dean, J., Unconventional Politics: Nineteenth-Century Women Writers Protesting United States Indian Policy, University of Massachusetts Press, 2016.

Dean, J., “‘Exil’d murmurings’: ‘The American Hemans’ and the Politics of Displacement", University of Massachusetts Press, 2018.

Dean, J., Review of Valerie Sherer Mathes and Phil Brigandi, A Call for Reform: The Southern California Indian Writings of Helen Hunt Jackson , ALH On-Line Review/American Literary History, 2017.

Dean, J., "Reading Lessons: Sentimental Literacy and Assimilation in Stiya: A Carlisle Indian Girl at Home and Wynema: A Child of the Forest.”, Layman Poupard Publishing, 2015.

Dean, J., Review essay on Christopher Hager, Word by Word: Emancipation and the Act of Writing; Barbara Hochman, Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the Reading Revolution; Michael Millner, Fever Reading: Affect and Reading Badly in the Early American Public Sphere; Gillian Silverman, Bodies and Books: Reading and the Fantasy of Communion in Nineteenth-Century America, American Literature, 2014.

Dean, J., Review of Kimberly A. Williams, Imagining Russia: Making Feminist Sense of American Nationalism in U.S.-Russian Relations, Russian Journal of Communication, 2013.

Dean, J., Review of Jeff Berglund and Jan Roush, eds., Sherman Alexie: A Collection of Critical Essays. , Western American Literature, 2012.

Dean, J., Review of Victoria I. Zhuravleva and Ivan I. Kurilla, eds., Russia and the United States: Mutual Representations in Textbooks, Russian Journal of Communication , 2011.

Dean, J., “Reading Lessons: Sentimental Literacy and Assimilation in Stiya: A Carlisle Indian Girl at Home and Wynema: A Child of the Forest.”, ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance, 2011.

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.

Dean, J., “The Violence of Collection: Indian Killer’s Archives.”, Studies in American Indian Literature , 2008.

Dean, J., “Persephone Goes West", Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007.

Dean, J., "Nameless Outrages: Narrative Authority, Rape Rhetoric, and the Dakota Conflict of 1862", American Literature, 2005.

Dean, J., “Stopping Traffic: Spectacles of Romance and Race in The Last of the Mohicans", University of Mississippi Press, 2003.

Dean, J., “Gender Calamities in a Dime Western", Greenwood Press, 2002.

Dean, J., “Searching for the New Western Literary Criticism” , Modern Fiction Studies, 2000.

Dean, J., “The Marriage Plot and National Myth in The Pioneers.”, Arizona Quarterly, 1997.

Dean, J., “Women on the Masthead.” Review of Sharon M. Harris, ed., Blue Pencils & Hidden Hands. H-Net Reviews, Humanities and Social Sciences Net On-Line,, H-Net Reviews, Humanities and Social Sciences Net On-Line, 2006.

Dean, J., “Combating the Culture of Plagiarism", Bryant Faculty Network, 2002.

Dean, J., "Noble Savage", Encyclopedia Entry, 2001.

Dean, J., Review essay on Amanda J. Zink, Fictions of Western American Domesticity: Indian, Mexican, and Anglo Women in Print Culture, 1850-1950; James J. Donahue, Failed Frontiersmen: White Men and Myth in the Post-Sixties American Historical Romance (Univ. of Virginia Press, 2015), and Kevin Brtiz, Tombstone, Deadwood, and Dodge City: Re-creating the Frontier West, American Literature.

Dean, J., “Skeleton Vampire: Arthur C. Parker, Archaeology, and the Uses and Abuses of Seneca Stories.”, .

Bryant University Faculty Merit Award, 2018

Bryant University Summer Stipend, 2018

Bryant University Faculty Innovation Grant, 2017

Bryant University Faculty Merit Award, 2014

Bryant University Faculty Merit Award, 2012

Bryant University Summer Stipend, 2012

Tomaquag Board Member of the Year, 2010

Bryant University Learn & Serve Grant, 2009

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship, 2008

Bryant University Faculty Merit Award, 2007

Don D. Walker Essay Prize in Western American Literature, 2006

Bryant University Faculty Merit Award, 2005

Bryant Women's Herstory Month Faculty Award, 2004

Bryant University Faculty Merit Award, 2003

Bryant University Summer Stipend, 2002

Kathleen Gregory Klein Award Nominee, 1999

University of South Dakota Research Enhancement Award, 1999

Bancroft Dissertation Award Nominee, 1996

U.S. Protest Literature and Culture, Native American Studies, American Studies, American Literary Contexts, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

The Frontier in American Culture, 18th- and 19th-Century American Literature, Gender Studies, Native American Studies, American Studies, Material Culture Studies

American Studies Association

Modern Literature Association

New England American Studies Association

Women's Studies Association

Association for the Study of American Indian Literature

Society for the Study of American Women Writers

Research Society for American Periodicals

Humanities Education Research Association

Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists