Denison Alumnus Returns As Beck Series Visiting Writer
Date of Event: March 1, 2007
Posted: February 19, 2007
Denison alumnus James H. Cox returns to campus to read from his new work of literary criticism, "Muting White Noise: Native American and European American Novel Traditions," as part of the Harriet Ewens Beck Visiting Writers Series. His reading is set for 8 p.m. on Thursday (March 1) in the Barney-Davis Board Room. The reading is free and open to the public.
A 1991 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Denison, Cox majored in English and creative writing. He earned a master's degree at the University of New Mexico and a doctorate at the University of Nebraska. He now teaches Native American and American literature at the University of Texas in Austin. In "Muting White Noise," Cox considers how native authors have liberated our imaginations from colonial narratives. The book is praised for standing with native authors in their struggle to reclaim their own narrative space and tell stories that empower and nurture, rather than undermine and erase, American Indians and their communities.
Cox has received a special research grant in 2006, a grant application award, an instructional technology grant, and the W.O.S. Sutherland Award for Teaching Excellence from the University of Texas. He also was given the Robert L. Hough Junior Staff Teaching Award while he was at the University of Nebraska.
A member of the Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, the Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures, and the Society for the Study of American Women Writers, Cox serves as co-editor of SAIL and as an editorial board member of MELUS. He has given numerous presentations at national conferences and has written sections for two forthcoming books.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- Beck Visiting Writers Series presents Denison alumnus James H. Cox reading from "Muting White Noise: Native American and European American Novel Traditions"; 8 p.m., Thursday (March 1), Barney-Davis Board Room (200 West Loop). Free and open to the public. Contact 740-587-6207 to confirm information.
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