Michael Nieto Garcia
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Narratives of the Ethnic Self in American Literature (Book
manuscript in progress.)
Translation of Djenar
Say I'm a Monkey. With "Introduction" by Michael
Nieto Garcia. Jakarta: Metafor Publishing, 2005. (They
Say I'm a Monkey was shortlisted for Indonesia's prestigious
Literary Award in 2003 [The
Jakarta Post article]. A film adaptation [Indonesian trailer] by
the same title debuted in 2007: They Say I'm a Monkey film.)
Lottery of Babylon' as Allegory for the Criminal Justice System."
and Punishment: Reconsidering Global Penality. Eds. Mechthild
Nagel and Seth N. Asumah. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2007.
New Freedoms, Old Worries, and Unfinished Democratic Reform." Social
Analysis: The International Journal of Social and Cultural
(Spring 2006): 184-91.
with Freedom: Indonesia after Soeharto. Ed. Tony Day.
Critical Interventions: A Forum for Social Analysis Ser. 9. New
Books, 2007. 58-69.)
(January-March 2006): 28.*
"More than Just
Sex: Three Women Authors Take the Indonesian Literary World by Storm." Inside Indonesia 80
(October-December 2004): 26-27.*
Free Book Press."
Ithaca: Cornell Southeast Asia Program Publications, No. 78
Space, Language, and Consciousness in Helena Maria Viramontes's Under
Feet of Jesus." Humaniora: Jurnal Fakultas Ilmu Budaya.Yogyakarta:
Universitas Gadjah Mada, vol. 16, No. 1 (February 2004): 67-77.
Feminist, Universal?: Helena Maria Viramontes's Under the Feet of
Jesus." Phenomena: Journal of Language and
Literature. Yogyakarta: Universitas Sanata Dharma, vol. 7, No. 3
*[Both Inside Indonesia articles are available online by
clicking on "Recent editions" in the upper left hand corner of Inside
Indonesia's homepage. Then select the issue number and find
article in the table of contents.]
Existential Ethnic Self of Richard Wright's Black Boy." 100 Years of Richard Wright conference. University of Utah, 2-5 April, 2009.
Criticism and Melville's 'Benito Cereno'" Contemporary
English Studies conference, Graduate Program of English Language
Studies, Universitas Sanata Dharma, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 18
Individualism: an historical and intellectual
history." International Seminar of Culture, Language, and
Department of Literature, UNDIP (Universitas Diponegoro),
Central Java, Indonesia), 6-7 October 2003.
Identity in Disguise." The Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, 30 June
Borges's 'The Lottery of Babylon' as Allegory for
the Criminal Justice System." Thinking About Prisons: Theory and
Practice, conference at the State University of New York (SUNY)
Cortland, 26 October, 2001.
Cultural Identity in Brian Friel's
Translations." Postcolonial Literature panel, Central New York
conference on Language and Literature, State University of New
at Cortland, 27 September, 2001.
and Madrid Actress Dilemma: 1587-1613." Representations of Women
Middle Ages and Renaissance conference. University of Nebraska,
NE, 15 April, 1999.
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Arts and Humanities, Hamilton
Fulbright Fellowship, Universitas Gadjah Mada, (Faculty of
Cultural Studies), Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 2003-2004
Provost's Fellowship, Cornell, 2002-2003
Sage Fellowship, Cornell, 2000-2001
Wilbur Gaffney Critical and Research Essays Expository Writing
Award, University of Nebraska, 1999
Regent’s Scholarship, University of Nebraska, 1995-1996
The Sacred and Profane in American Literature (Clarkson Seminar), Clarkson University, Fall 2010 (Syllabus)
American Literature I, Clarkson University, Fall 2010 (Syllabus)
American Autobiography (Senior Seminar), Hamilton College, Spring 2010
American Literature of the Nineteenth Century, Hamilton College, Spring 2010
Ethnic Autobiography, Hamilton College, Spring 2009 (Syllabus)
Latino Literature, Hamilton College, Fall 2008 (Syllabus)
Major American Writers, TCU, Spring 2008
Literature and Civilizations II, (Honors), TCU, Spring 2008 (Syllabus)
Ethnic Literature: American Me, (Writing from Sources), TCU,
Fall 2007 (Syllabus)
Western World Literature I, TCU, Fall 2007 (Syllabus)
Literature and Civilizations I, (Honors), TCU, Fall 2007 (Syllabus)
Melville, Hemingway, Wright and Other 'Manly' Male Authors,
Literary Nonfiction, (American Literature and Culture), Cornell,
Shakespeare, Cornell, Spring 2002
Shakespeare, Cornell, Fall 2001 (Syllabus)
Teaching and Research
Focus: Twentieth-Century American Literature, Ethnic Literature, and
additional interests in: Literature and Philosophy, Prison Literature,
Literary Nonfiction, Nineteenth-Century American Literature, Literary
Science Fiction, Cognitive Studies, Literary Criticism and Theory,
Indonesian Literature, and Translation Studies.
Ph.D. Cornell University, American Literature, 2007
M.A. Cornell University, English Literature, 2003
B.A. University of Nebraska, Spanish Literature, 1999
Exchange Scholar, Universidad de Complutense, Madrid, Spain,
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Potsdam, NY 13699
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