Many of the courses I teach incorporate my interest in world literature and my principal area of research which is literary modernism particularly in relation to the arts. I've published articles on Willa Cather, Virginia Woolf, William Butler Yeats, and Ezra Pound. Other publications include essays, book reviews, and poetry.
World Literature I and II (English 205 and English 206), Introduction to Fiction (English 237), Modern American Literature (English 306), English Seminar on Virginia Woolf or Willa Cather (English 495), Great Plains Studies (English ), Women Writers (English 301), The Novel (English).
- Evelyn Haller contributed Chapter 25, “Virginia Woolf and Dance,” to The Edinburgh Companion to Virginia Woolf and the Arts, edited by Maggie Humm, published by the Edinburgh University Press in 2010.
- “Shadows on the Rock: A Book in American English Ezra Pound Gave His Daughter That She Might Learn His Mother Tongue and More,” in Vol. 37 (2010) of Paideuma: Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, an annual published by The National Poetry Foundation,Orono, Maine.
- “The Botanical Works of Marianne North (Painter, Writer, and Traveler) Edited by Absorption into Virginia Woolf’s Writing” in Woolf Editing/Editing Woolf: Selected Papers from the Eighteenth Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf at the University of Denver, Colorado, 2008 (Clemson University, 2009)
- Six entries for the Ezra Pound Encyclopedia: Indiscretions; Sir Oswald Mosely; Gertrude Stein; Architecture; Dance, and Egyptian Literature, eds. Demetres P. Tryphonopoulos and Stephen J. Adams. Greenwood: 2005.
At “Cather, Chicago, and Modernism,” at University Center, Chicago, June 25-28, 2009. A PowerPoint illustrated paper: “Willa Cather as an Inter-Ocean Modernist Grounded in the Classical Past Juxtaposed with the Chicago Sculptor Lorado Taft and His Art.”
At “ROMA AMOR: Pound, Love, and Rome,” the 23rd International Ezra Pound Seminar in Rome, Italy, June 30-July 4, 2009. “Pound, Woolf, and Yeats: An Unexpected Confluence.”
At the 18th Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf: “Woolf Editing/Editing Woolf,” at the University of Denver, June 19-22, 2008. “The Botanical Marianne North: Woolf’s Editing by Absorption.”
At a Symposium on unpublished letters from Willa Cather to her brother Douglas recently acquired at Love Library: a paper discussing the significance of a reproduction of the self-portrait of Anthony Van Dyck with a sunflower that she had given him. Lincoln, June 4, 2008.
At MLA (Modern Language Association) Chicago Dec. 27-30, 2007. For Session #211 Travel and Literature: “Marianne North’s Botanical Recollections of a Happy Life.”
At the 16th International Virginia Woolf Conference, “Woolfian Boundaries at the University of Birmingham, England, June 22-25, 2006: “Her Quill Drawn from the Firebird: Virginia Woolf and the Russian Dancers Continued. “
At the Ezra Pound International Conference at Rapallo, Italy, July 4-7, 2005: Ezra Pound as Greek Tragic Mask.” A comparison of his translation of The Women of Trachis with Sophocles’ play and the Martin Crimp adaptation, Cruel and Tender (performed in London 2004).
At the 15th Annual International Conference “Virginia Woolf : The Art of Exploration” at Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon, June, 2005: “Air Quality as Foreground, Middleground, and Ground in the Work of Virginia Woolf: TurnerWhistlerMonet: Impressionist Visions.’” (The run together artists’ names was the title of an exhibition at Toronto at the Ontario Art Museum.) A paper on London air pollution in paintings by Turner and Whistler as background to passages in Woolf’s novel Night and Day.
At “Violence, the Arts & Cather,” The International Willa Cather Seminar, June 18-25, 2005. Red Cloud and Lincoln: “Under the Obsidian Knife: The Aztec Dimension of Godfrey St. Peter.”
Invited slide-illustrated lecture on Leon Bakst’s portrait of Willa Cather on loan from the Omaha Public Library to the University of Nebraska Archives at the International Cather Seminar 2005 cited above.
At the Ezra Pound International Conference at Rapallo, Italy, July 4-7 2005: “Ezra Pound as Greek Tragic Mask.” A comparison of his translation of The Women of Trachis with Sophocles’ play and the Martin Crimp adaptation, Cruel and Tender (performed in London 2004).