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Department of English & Humanities

Dr. Mary Mackie

Dr. Mary Mackie

Professor
Baird Hall, Room 215S
918-343-7806
mmackie@rsu.edu
Personal Web Page

Faculty Advisor: Hillpost (Student Newspaper)

 

Education

Ph.D., English
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
2001
(American and Native American Literature and Women’s Writing)
Dissertation: The Art That Will Not Die: The Story-Telling of Greg Sarris and Thomas King

B.A., Philosophy
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
1995

M.A., Creative Writing and Literature
Rivier College, Nashua, NH
1993

B.A., English
Russell Sage College, Troy, NY
1977

Junior Year Abroad Under the auspices of the British Studies Center in Canterbury
University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, England
1975

Professional Experience

2013-Present, Professor
2007-2013, Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Literature
2002-2007, Department of Communications and Fine Arts
Rogers State University, Claremore, OK

2001-2002, Visiting Assistant Professor of English
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

Courses Taught

  • Fiction Writing (Spring 2004, Fall 2005, Fall 2007)
  • Poetry Writing (Spring 2004, Spring 2005)
  • American Literature Colonial-1865 (Spring 2003, Spring 2006)
  • Introduction to Literature (Spring 2003, Fall 2003, Spring 2006, Summer 2007)
  • American Literature Colonial-1865 (Fall 2002)
  • Introduction to Creative Writing (Fall 02, Spring 04, Fall 04, Spring 05, Fall 05, Spring 06, Summer 07, Fall 07)
  • Honors Composition 1 (Fall 2006, Fall 2007)
  • American Literature 1865-Present (Spring 2002, Fall 2007)
  • Introduction to Literature (Spring 2002, Spring 2006)
  • Fiction (Fall 2001)
  • Introduction to Literature (Fall 2001)
  • Principles of Freshman Composition 1  (at least two sections per year since 1995)
  • Principles of Freshman Composition 2  (at least two sections per year since 1995)
  • American Literature: 1865-Present  (Spring 2000)
  • 1998-1999    Distance Learning
  • Introduction to American Literature 1
  • Introduction to American Literature 2
  • Honors English  (Fall 1998)
  • College Writing I (six sections) (1993-1995)

Teaching Interest

  • American Literature—19th and 20th century
  • Creative Writing (fiction, non-fiction, poetry and autobiographical writing)
  • African American literature
  • Native American literature
  • World literature and Literature in Translation
  • Freshman Composition  1 & 2

Residencies

  • Writer-in-Residence. The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow. Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Eight week residency. 2007
  • Writer-in-Residence. The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow. Eureka Springs, Arkansas. One week residency. 2006
  • Writer-in-Residence. The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow. Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Seven week residency. 2005
  • Writer-in-Residence. The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow. Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Five week residency. 2004
  • Writer-in-Residence. The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow. Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Five week residency. 2003

Awards & Honors

  • Faculty Senate-Sponsored Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching for the School of Liberal Arts. Rogers State University. 2007
  • Nominated for Faculty Senate-Sponsored Faculty Teaching Award for the School of Liberal Arts. Rogers State University. 2006
  • Most Inspiring Faculty Award: Awarded annually through the University of Oklahoma Athletic Department by a collective vote of the student athletes. 2002
  • Most Inspiring Faculty Award: Awarded annually through the University of Oklahoma Athletic Department by a collective vote of the student athletes. 2000
  • Nominated for Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award. Awarded annually by the University of Oklahoma’s Office of the Provost. 2000
  • Dr. Edward Clark Memorial Scholarship Award. This $1400 award is given to one Graduate English major who has shown outstanding merit in scholarship and excellent teaching performance in English classes. 1999

Publications

Articles

  • "Live at the Cellar Door: Richie Havens.” HeadButler. Edited by Jesse Kornbluth. November 8, 2005. http://www.headbutler.com/music/richie_havens.asp
  • "The Outsider in Literature.” Midwest Quarterly. Forthcoming.
  • Headnote. Thomas King. The Postmodern Bible Reader: Reading the Bible in the Postmodern World. Edited by Tina Pippin, David Jobling and Ronald Schleifer. New York: Blackwell. 2001.
  • "Status, Mixedbloods, and Community in Thomas King’s Medicine River.” JAST: Journal of American Studies of Turkey. Number 8. Fall 1998. pp. 65-71. (Published in 2000)
  • "Sara: Relaxed and Reflective.” The Sage. Volume 20 Number 1, Winter 1995. P 10.
  • "Mothers and Daughters.” The Sage. Volume 19 Number 3, Fall 1994. pp. 18-19.
  • "Visiting Scholar Bringing True ‘Female Experience’ to Sage: Carolyn Heilbrun.” The Sage Volume 19 Number 1, Winter 1993. pp 6-7.

Poetry

  • "across Paterson,” Roux Magazine, Forthcoming 2007.
  • "Route 13,” "Beach Princess,” Windmill, Spring 1999.
  • "smoke rings,” Windmill, Spring 1998.
  • "Lines Written in Sleeplessness,” "Above Wasque,” Windmill, Winter  1996
  • "Circular pathways,” Vermont Literary Review Spring/Summer, July 1995.
  • "Mother,” "new trees,” and "Across Paterson,” Lowell Pearl Volume 4 Issue 1, Spring 1994.
  • "To Autumn,” California Quarterly Volume 20 Number 3, Late Summer 1993.

Short Stories

  • "Reach Out and Touch,” Lowell Pearl Volume 4 Issue 1, Spring 1994.
  • "Tangled Up in Pink,” Metis Volume 1 Number 9, October 1992.