Ami M. Regier
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MA: English, Kansas State University (7/90)
BA: English and Art, Bethel College (5/85 Magna Cum Laude)
Assistant Lecturer, Freshman Writing Program at the University of Southern California, 1990-1995. Courses taught: beginning and advanced composition, and composition for students having English as a second language.
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of English at Kansas State University, 1988-1990.
"Multimedia Colloquy with Keith Ratzlaff." Large-scale interview with recorded readings and Paul Klee paintings on the relations of poetry and visual art in Man Under a Pear Tree. Mennonite Life. Online journal. 3/30/2000.
"The Dream of the Self as a `Community of Memory': Jeff Gundy and the Ancestral Voices." Arts review essay. Mennonite Life March 1998 53.1: 28-30.
They Call Me Agnes: A Crow Narrative Based on the Life of Agnes Yellowtail
Deernose. MELUS: A Journal of the Society for the Study of Multiethnic
Literatures of the U.S. vol. 22.3 Fall 1998.
Brunk, Juanita. Brief Landing on the Earth’s Surface. MQR.Winter1998.
Alvarez, Julia. El Otro Lado / The Other Side. Portlandia (Winter l996 2): l0.
Janzen, Jean. Snake in the Parsonage. Mennonite Life. 50.4:
l995. 4l, 42.
“Teaching Novels as `Public Stories’: Liberal Arts Narrative Modes and Communal Structures.” Teaching Peace: Nonviolence and the Liberal Arts Curriculum. Bluffton College, May 26-28, 2004.
“Hybrid Objects and Narrative Syncretism in Gardens in the Dunes.” American Literature Association 2001 Contemporary American Literature Conference. Santa Fe, New Mexico. October 25-28, 2001.
"Thematic Humanities Courses: Self-Other Encounters." Fourth Annual Cultural Studies Symposium: Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. 3/9/95.
"Translating Objects and Constructing Subjects in North-South Border Writing." Modern Language Association: Toronto, Canada. 12/29/93.
"Simulacra, Cyborgs, and the Female Subject in Angela Carter's Novels." Philological Association of the Pacific Coast: Las Vegas, Nevada. 11/15/91.
"Wallace Stevens Looking at `Woman Looking at a Vase of Flowers.'" Aesthetic Politics/Political Aesthetics: Univ. of California, Los Angeles. 5/18/91.
"Metaphor, Identity and Loss in Colin Clout's Come Home Againe." Central Renaissance Conference: Loyola University, Chicago. 4/7/90.
"Love Story: Romantic Fictions." Junior Reading Circle, Newton, KS. 3/16/2000. Faculty Seminar. "Collecting and Recollecting One's Self: From Oedipal Origins to Hybrid Cultural Identities." 2/9/98. Slide-lecture presentation (with Karen Reimer). "Legendary, Lexical, Loquacious Love." Bethel College convocation series. 4/21/97. Guest lecture. "Gender, Race, and Class in Contemporary American Literature." Women's Issues course. Spring 1997. Review and discussion of biographical fiction: Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior. Bethel College Reading Club. May, 1998. Review and discussion of Palestinian-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye "Carrying the Written Life in The Red Suitcase". Bethel College Reading Club. 4/7/97. International Literature. Life Enrichment. 12/13/96. Teaching Multicultural Literature. ACCK English gathering. Spring 1995. McPherson. Guest lecture. Feminist literary studies. Women’s Issues course. Fall 1995.
Undergraduate research: advisor, 1 student, summer 2003, postmodern theory
Undergraduate research: advisor for 2 students winning research funds, summer of 1997
Undergraduate research: 1 student, summer 1999
Senior seminar advisor: 1995--present
"Collectibles, Fetishes and Hybrid Objects: Object Discourses and Syncretic Female Identity in Recent Cross-Racial North American Women's Representation."
An aesthetics grounded in collection figures strongly in women's formulations of ethnically syncretic identity in contemporary North American multicultural literature. I examine the narrative, critical, and visual practices that use the hybridity, excess, and accumulation of collections to revise the traditionally hierarchical relationship of subject and object, self and other, in American literature and culture.
Modern Language Association MELUS