Lecturer, Department of English, George Mason University, 1988- 1990.
Instructor, Department of English, University of Minnesota, 1985, 1987.
Instructor, Program in Composition, University of Minnesota, 1983-1987.
Teaching Assistant, Department of English, University of Minnesota, 1982-83.
"Photography and the Museum of Rome in Hawthorne's The Marble Faun." In Photo-Textualities: Reading Photographs and Literature. Ed. Marsha Bryant. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1996. 25-42.
"Ghost Dance? Photography, Agency, and Authenticity in Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions." Modern Fiction Studies 40 (1994): 493-508.
"American Pastoralism and the Marketplace: Eighteenth-Century Ideologies of Farming." Early American Literature 29 (1994): 59-80.
"Masculinity and Self-Performance in the Life of Black Hawk." American Literature 65 (1993): 475-99. Rpt. in Subjects and Citizens: Nation, Race, and Gender from Oroonoko to Anita Hill. Eds. Michael Moon and Cathy Davidson. Durham and London: Duke University Press: 1995. 219-43.
"Pastoral Landscape with Indians: George Copway and the Political Unconscious of the American Pastoral." Prospects 18 (1993): 1-27.
James Schramer and Timothy Sweet. "Violence and the Body Politic in Seventeenth-Century New England." Arizona Quarterly 48.2 (Summer 1992): 1-32.
"Gender, Genre, and Subjectivity in Anne Bradstreet's Early Elegies."
Early American Literature 23 (1988): 152-74.
Rev. of Authorizing Experience: Refigurations of the Body Politic in Seventeenth-Century New England Writing, by Jim Egan. Early American Literature 35 (Winter 2000): 92-95.
Contribution to Forum on "Literatures of the Environment." PMLA 114 (October 1999): 1103.
"George Copway." American Travel Writers, 1776-1850. Eds. Donald Ross and James Schramer. Dictionary of Literary Biography, vol.183. Detroit, Washington DC, and London: Bruccoli Clark Layman-Gale Research, 1997. 68-72.
Rev. of Mediation in Contemporary Native American Fiction, by James Ruppert. Modern Fiction Studies 42 (1996): 856-58.
Rev. of High Lonesome: The American Culture of Country Music, by Cecelia Tichi. Modern Fiction Studies 41 (1995): 405-07.
Rev. of Bodies and Machines, by Mark Seltzer. Modern Fiction Studies 40 (1994): 914-15.
Rev. of Where My Heart is Turning Ever: Civil War Stories and Constitutional Reform, 1861-1876, by Kathleen Diffley. College Literature 21 (1994): 174-76.
Rev. of Image and Word: The Interaction of Twentieth-Century Photographs and Texts, by Jefferson Hunter, and In Visible Light: Photography and the American Writer, 1840-1940, by Carol Shloss. Resources for American Literary Study 18 (1992): 275-79.
"The Indian in the Garden: Cherokee Removal and the Pastoral Ideal." American Literature Association. Baltimore, 5/28/98.
"Economy and Entropy in Hakluyt's 'Discourse of Western Planting.'" Society of Early Americanists. Charleston, SC, 3/99.
"'Waste People,' 'Waste Countries': Colonization Plans and Early American Environments." Modern Language Association. San Franciso, 12/98.
"Cherokee Improvements: Agrarian Identity and the Removal Debates." MELUS. Washington, DC, 4/25/98.
"Teaching the Cultures of Early America: Native American Cultures." American Literature Association. Baltimore, 5/23/97.
"Wonder-Working Providence of the Market? Bradford, Johnson, and the Secularization of Agrarian Theory." Modern Language Association. Washington, DC, 12/27/96.
"Pastoral and Class in Frontier Michigan: Caroline Kirkland's A New Home, Who'll Follow?" "Constance Fenimore Woolson's Nineteenth Century," Woolson Society. Mackinac, MI, 10/4/96
"Agriculture and Historiography in Seventeenth-Century New England." "Early Modern Culture, 1450-1850," Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies. Dallas, 10/7/95.
"Photography and Agency in Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions." Midwest Modern Language Association. Chicago, 11/12/94.
"Masculinity, Performance, and Representation: The Gendering of Black Hawk." Modern Language Association. New York, 12/29/92.
"Pastoral Landscape with Indians: George Copway's New World Vision." Midwest Modern Language Association. Chicago, 11/14/91.
"Hawthorne in the Museum of Rome." Midwest Modern Language Association. Kansas City, 11/3/90.
"The Annihilation of Surprise: Tourism, Photography, and the Reception of Hawthorne's The Marble Faun." "Crossing the Disciplines: Cultural Studies in the 1990s," Oklahoma Project for Discourse and Theory and Semiotic Society of America. Norman, 10/19/90.
"The Body Politic and the War between Spirit and Flesh: Representations of Violence in Seventeenth-Century New England." Northeast Modern Language Association. Wilmington, 4/1/89.
Associate Chair, Department of English, 2000-present
Ph.D. Program Supervisor, Department of English,
Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, 1994-present.
Chair and Respondent, "Americanizing Native Americans," American Studies Association, 1995.
Chair, Native American Literature Section, Midwest Modern Language Association, 1993.
Respondent, American Literature I Section, Midwest Modern Language Association, 1993.
Secretary, Native American Literature Section, Midwest Modern Language Association, 1992.
Respondent, Native American Literature Section, Midwest Modern Language