Scott Richard Lyons

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Hunting Family Fellow; associate professor of American culture, English language and literature

Surface Mail: 505 S. State Street | 3722 Haven Hall
Ann Arbor MI 48109-1045

Office Location(s): 3527C Haven Hall
Office Hours: Wednesdays 2:30PM - 3:30PM
Phone: 734.936.5902
Fax: 734.936.1967

  • Affiliation(s)
    • Faculty: Department of American Culture (AC), Native American Studies (NAS)
    • Faculty: Department of English Language and Literature
  • Fields of Study
    • American literature
    • Native American studies
    • Critical theory
  • About

    “Touching the Pen: Encountering Modernity in Native American Literature”

    Since the American civil rights era, students of Native American literature have read both written and oral texts for signs of traditionalism, resilience, and resistance, but what does that literary history have to say about modernity, desire, and assent? This study examines Indian encounters with modernity – itself associated with “civilization,” industrial capitalism, settler colonialism, and globalization – in Native American writing from the removal era to the present. Textual sites include travel writing in the nineteenth century, educational narratives in the age of assimilation, crime and courtroom fiction during the rise of tribal sovereignty, and engagements with the natural world throughout.

  • Education
    • Ph.D., Miami University, 2000