Asst Prof of Literature
Most recently a visiting assistant professor of American studies and Latino studies at Indiana University, Bloomington, Dr. Gano focuses her teaching and research in the areas of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature and culture; Chicana/o literature and film; the races, places and spaces of literary form; regionalism, nationalism, and cosmopolitanism; and GLBTQ and gender studies. At Indiana University, she taught courses in twentieth-century U.S., Mexican, and Chicano literature, film, and culture. Prior to that appointment, she developed courses in hemispheric American literary studies at UCLA, where she was a lecturer in the Department of English, and at Stanford University, where she was a postdoctoral teaching fellow. Gano’s peer-reviewed publications include essays in Modern Fiction Studies and American Transcendental Quarterly, among others.
“Rex Slinkard: Modernist Icon” in The Legend of Rex Slinkard (exhibition catalogue), (Stanford University Press, 2011).
“Reckoning with the Spirits of Place: Violence on the Home Front in Robinson Jeffers ‟Tamar,” in Phantom Pasts, Indigenous Presence: Native Ghosts in North American Culture and History, ed. Coll Peter Thrush and Colleen Boyd (University of Nebraska Press, 2010)
“Nationalist Ideologies and New Deal Regionalism in The Day of the Locust,” Modern Fiction Studies 55.1 (Spring 2009): 42-67
“Outland Over There: Cather‟s Cosmopolitan West,” in Cather, Violence, and the Arts, eds. Joseph Urgo and Merrill Skaggs (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2007)
“Outland Over There: Cather‟s Cosmopolitan West,” Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial Newsletter and Review 49:2 (Fall 2005): 27-28