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Michael John Kowalewski, American language educator. Member Modern Language Association, Association for Study of Literature and Environmental (advisory board 1994-1999), Western Literature Association (vice president 1996-1997, president-elect 1997-1998, president 1998-1999), California Studies Association, Book Club California.

Background

Kowalewski, Michael John was born on November 2, 1956 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of Edward John and Suzanne Marie (Thome) Kowalewski.

Education

Bachelor magna cum laude, Amherst College, Massachusetts, 1978. Master of Arts in English, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1982. Doctor of Philosophy in English, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1986.

Career

Assistant professor Princeton University, New Jersey, 1986—1991. Assistant professor English Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, 1991—1995, associate professor, 1995—2001, professor English, since 2001. Director American studies Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, 2001—2004, chairman English department, since 2007.

Works

  • book

    • Deadly Musings

      ( "Violent scenes in American fiction are not only brutal...)

  • Other Work

    • Editor: Temperamental Journeys: Essays on the Modern Literature of Travel, 1992, Deadly Musings: Violence and Verbal Form in American Fiction, 1993, Popular Classics of American Literature, 1996, Reading the West: New Essays on the Literature of the American West, 1996, Gold Rush: A Literary Exploration, 1997.

Membership

Member Modern Language Association, Association for Study of Literature and Environmental (advisory board since 1994), Western Literature Association (Vice-President 1996-1997, president-elect 1997-1998, president 1998-1999), California Studies Association, Book Club of California.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Travel, photography, book collecting, stamp collecting/philately, outdoor sports.

Connections

Married Catherine Anne Oates, June 25, 1983. Children: Nicholas Edward, Sarah Marie, Kevin Eugene.

father:
Edward John Kowalewski

mother:
Suzanne Marie (Thome) Kowalewski

spouse:
Catherine Anne Oates

children:
Nicholas Edward Kowalewski

Sarah Marie Kowalewski

Kevin Eugene Kowalewski