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Education:

  • Ph. D. English, University of California at Berkeley, 1977
    Dissertation Title: Thomas Hardy's Tragic Forms.
  • M.A.T. English, The Johns Hopkins University, 1967
  • B.A. English, Susquehanna University, 1966

Teaching Experience:

  • Professor, Department of English - Saint Mary's College of California, Moraga, California (1995 - Present)
  • Associate Professor, Department of English - Saint Mary's College of California, Moraga, California (1987 - 1995)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of English - Saint Mary's College of California, Moraga, California (1984 - 1987)
  • Lecturer, Department of English - Saint Mary's College of California, Moraga, California (1977 - 1984)

Fellowship:

  • Senior Fellowship Award - Canadian Embassy (1992)

Grants:

  • Canadian Embassy Research Grant - Canadian Embassy (1995)
  • Matching Grant to Libraries - Canadian Government (1995)
    for the St. Albert Library, St. Mary's College, 1993-94 & 1994-95.
  • Irvine Grant - Irvine Grant to Study Multiculturalism (1993)
  • Research Grant - Canadian Embassy (1987)
    Also received in 1989.
  • Faculty Enrichment Programme Grant for Curriculum Development - Canadian Embassy (1985)
    Also received in 1988.

Presentations:

Selected Presentations

  • The Titanic, The Moon Landing, and Ontario Lakes. Beran, Carol (paper)
    Association for Canadian Studies in the U.S.
    (November 2011)
  • A Context for Reading Alice Munro's "Wenlock Edge". Beran, Carol (talk, speech or lecture)
    Western Social Science Association
    (April 2007)

Recent Presentations

  • Beautiful Girlhood: A Double Life. Beran, Carol (talk, speech or lecture)
    Association for Canadian Studies in the US, Portland, OR
    (November 2003)
  • ou Bet Your Life: Problems of Literary Archives. Beran, Carol (talk, speech or lecture)
    U.C., Berkeley
    (April 23, 2003)
  • You Bet Your Life. Beran, Carol (talk, speech or lecture)
    Western Social Science Association, Las Vegas
    (April 2003)
  • Reader, I had an affair with him: Uses of Literary Archives. Beran, Carol (talk, speech or lecture)
    Contemporary Literature Conference, Louisville
    (February 2003)
  • Eat, Drink, and Be Merry: A Taste of Robert Kroetsch's Badlands. Beran, Carol (talk, speech or lecture)
    Western Social Science Association, Albuquerque
    (April 2002)
  • Alice Munro's West: Enlarging Women's Sphere. Beran, Carol (talk, speech or lecture)
    Association for Canadian Studies in the U.S., San Antonio
    Presented again at U.C., Berkeley, Feb. 2002.
    (November 2001)
  • Enlarging Women's Sphere: Thoughts on the Pedagogy of Women's Studies. Beran, Carol (talk, speech or lecture)
    Western Social Science Association, Reno
    (April 2001)
  • Because It's There. Beran, Carol (talk, speech or lecture)
    Western Social Science Association, San Diego
    (April 2000)
  • Strangers within the Gates: Margaret Atwood's Wilderness Tips. Beran, Carol (talk, speech or lecture)
    Association for Canadian Studies in the U.S., Pittsburgh
    Also presented at the National University of Singapore, February 2000 and U.C., Berkeley, April 2000.
    (November 1999)
  • The Luxury of Excellence: Alice Munro in the New Yorker. Beran, Carol (talk, speech or lecture)
    U.C. Berkeley
    Also presented at Saint Mary's College, September 1999.
    (March 1999)
  • A Context for Reading Alice Munro. Beran, Carol (talk, speech or lecture)
    Western Social Science Association, Denver
    (April 1998)
  • Alice Munro: 'An Imaginative Woman'. Beran, Carol (talk, speech or lecture)
    Western Social Science Association, Albuquerque
    (April 1997)

Recent Presentations

  • "Glossing Glossolalia". Beran, Carol (paper)
    WesternSocial Science Association
    (April 2010)
  • "Crying, Bellowing, Chirping, Singing: Sounds of Race, Class, and Gender in Margaret Laurence's A Bird in the House". Beran, Carol (paper)
    Association for Canadian Studies in the US
    (November 2009)
  • "'Sing to the Lord with Joyful Voice': Hymns in Margaret Laurence's The Stone Angel". Beran, Carol (invited, paper)
    UC Berkeley
    (October 01, 2009)
  • "Surviving in the Garrison". Beran, Carol (talk, speech or lecture, invited)
    Canadian Studies on the Edge Symposium, UC Davis
    (March 2009)
  • Contexts for Reading Alice Munro's "Wenlock Edge". Beran, Carol (talk, speech or lecture)
    Association for Canadian Studies in the US
    (November 2007)

Publications:

  • Beran, Carol. ""Writers. Women. Canadian."." Critical Insights: Alice Munro. Ed. May, Charles Massachusetts: Salem/EBSCO, 2013. 87-105
  • Beran, Carol. "Rev. of West of Eden: Essays on Canadian Prairie Literature." American Review of Canadian Studies 39.4 (2009): 438-40
  • Beran, Carol. "Jabbing Sentences." Essays on Canadian Writing 79 (2003): 33-40
  • Beran, Carol. "Strangers within the Gates: Margaret Atwood's Wilderness Tips." Margaret Atwood's Textual Assassinations: Recent Poetry and Fiction (2003): 74-87
  • Beran, Carol. "Marian Engel's Notebooks." The American Review of Canadian Studies 32.1 (2002): 166-169
  • Beran, Carol. "The Only Good Indian: Native Characters in Wacousta and The Diviners." The Margaret Laurence Review 10 (2000): 1-9
  • Beran, Carol. "Of Wilderness and Displacement: Two More Series Books." he American Review of Canadian Studies 30.3 (2000): 383-389
  • Beran, Carol. "The Pursuit of Happiness: A Study of Alice Munro's Fiction." The Social Science Journal 37.3 (2000): 329-45
  • Beran, Carol. "Thomas Hardy, Alice Munro, and the Question of Influence." The American Review of Canadian Studies Summer (1999): 241-62
  • Beran, Carol and , . "The Luxury of Excellence: Alice Munro and the New Yorker." The Rest of the Story: Essays on Alice Munro (1999)
  • Beran, Carol. "The Luxury of Excellence: Alice Munro and the New Yorker." Essays on Canadian Writing 66 (1998): 204-31
  • Beran, Carol. "New Visions." he American Review of Canadian Studies. Spring/Summer (1998): 177-182
  • Beran, Carol. "The End of the World and Other Things." Approaches to Teaching Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale and Other Works. Eds. Wilson, Sharon R., Friedman, Thomas B. and Hengen, Shannon new York: MLA, 1996. 128-134
  • Beran, Carol. "Wild Mother Dancing: Maternal Narrative in Canadian Literature." The American Review of Canadian Studies 24.3 (1994): 396-98
  • Beran, Carol. "The Studhorse Man: Translating the Boundaries of Text." Great Plains Quarterly 14.3 (1994): 185-94
  • Beran, Carol. Living over the Abyss: Margaret Atwood's Life Before Man. Toronto: ECW Press, 1993.
  • Beran, Carol. "Ex-Centricity: Michael Ondaatje's In the Skin of a Lion and Hugh MacLennan's Barometer Rising." Studies in Canadian Literature 18.1 (1993): 71-84
  • Beran, Carol. "The Postmodern Alice." he New Review 1.4 (1993): 36-40
  • Beran, Carol. "Margaret Atwood: A Bibliography." The American Review of Canadian Studies 23.2 (1993): 313-15
  • Beran, Carol. "Intertexts in Margaret Atwood's Life Before Man." The American Review of Canadian Studies 22.2 (1992): 199-214
  • Beran, Carol. "At Least It's Voice Isn't Mine: The Concept of Voice in Atwood's Lady Oracle." Weber Studies 8.1 (1991): 54-71
  • Beran, Carol. "Images of Women's Power is Contemporary Canadian Fiction by Women." Studies in Canadian Literature 15.2 (1990): 55-76
  • Beran, Carol. "Functional Ethnicity in Atwood's Life Before Man." Essays on Canadian Writing 41 (1990): 59-73
  • Beran, Carol. "Alice Munro's Material." Facing North/Facing South: A Colloquium on Canadian-American Relations. Kalamazoo: Western Michigan University, 1989. 300-317
  • Beran, Carol. "Saskatchewan Writers." American Review of Canadian Studies 19.2 (1989): 232-234
  • Beran, Carol. "A Small, Hunted Creature." Essays on Canadian Writing 39 (1989): 98-103
  • Beran, Carol. "George, Leda, and a Poured Concrete Balcony: A Study of Three Aspects of the Evolution of Lady Oracle." Canadian Literature 112 (1987): 18-28
  • Beran, Carol. "Love in Transition." Mendocino Arts and Entertainment Magazine January 1983: 29
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