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Dr. Greg Giddings

Fax
(940) 397 4931
Title
Associate Professor
Department
English
Location
Bea Wood Hall
Room
235
Institution Degree Graduation Date
University of Texas-Dallas Ph.D. 2011
Midwestern State University MA 1993
Midwestern State University BBA 1985
Employer Position Start Date End Date
Midwestern State University Associate Professor 05/11/1996
Lamar University Lecturer 05/11/1993 05/11/1996

Publications:

 

Reprint of “Pat Conroy’s The Great Santini: The Masculinity of a Southern, Gentle Man” in Contemporary Literature Criticism, Vol 413, Ed. Lawrence J. Trudeau, 2017 (Reference Book)

 

“Masculinities and Role Models in McMurtry’s Horseman, Pass By, CCTE Studies, Vol. LXXXI, 2016 (Refereed Journal)

 

“Pat Conroy’s The Great Santini: The Masculinity of a Southern, Gentle Man, The Lamar Journal of the Humanities, Vol. 38, Issue 1, Spring 2013 (Refereed Journal)

 

“The Love Song of Larry J. McMurtry: The Last Picture Show, JASAT, Vol. 44, 2013 (Refereed Journal)

 

“Gail Hightower’s Masculinity:  Interrogating Gender in Faulkner’s Light in August,” CCTE Studies, Vol. LXX, 2005 (Refereed Journal)

 

Creative Work:

 

“Poverty Knob,” CCTE Studies, Vol. LXXI, 2006, Winner of the George Nixon Creative Award for Fiction (Refereed Journal)

 

 

 

Book Reviews:

 

Review of Larry McMurtry and the Victorian Novel, by Roger Walton Jones, Lamar Journal of Humanities, 1996

 

Review of Beatles vs. Stones, by John McMillian, JASAT, 2014

 

 

 

Presentations:

 

"Sandra Scofield and the Heroism of Working Class Women," Conference of College Teachers of English, McKinney, Texas, 2020

 

"The Critique of Southern Masculinities in Pat Conroy's The Lords of Discipline," South Central Modern Langauge Association, Little Rock, Arkansas, 2019

 

“Sandra Scofield’s Plain Seeing: A Plain, Great Novel,” Conference of College Teachers of English, Kingsville, Texas, 2019

 

“Lyle Lovett and the Deconstruction of Dichotomies.” Texas College English Association, Kingsville, Texas, 2019

 

“Gender and Politics in Bruce Springsteen’s Darkness on the Edge of Town.” Faculty Forum at Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX, 2019 (With Melissa Nivens)

 

“T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land and the Beatles’ White Album.” The Beatles’ The White Album: An International Symposium, Long Branch, NJ, 2018

 

“Larry McMurtry and The Last Picture Show.” COPLAC Annual Meeting, Archer City, Texas, 2018

 

“The Politics of Gender in Bruce Springsteen’s Darkness on the Edge of Town.” Celebration of Scholarship, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas, 2018 (With Melissa Nivens)

 

Darkness on the Edge of Town and Conservative Gender Roles.” Bruce Springsteen’s Darkness on the Edge of Town: An International Symposium, Long Branch, NJ, 2018 (With Melissa Nivens)

 

“Student-Athletes and Performance in the Composition Classroom.” Research Network Forum at CCCC, Kansas City, MO, 2018 (With Melissa Nivens)

 

“The Good Ol’ Boy Influence in Buzz Bissinger’s Friday Night Lights,” American Studies Association of Texas, Huntsville, Texas, 2017

 

“Elmer Kelton’s Good Old Boys and Masculinities,” Celebration of Scholarship, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas, 2017

 

“James Hoggard’s Elevator Man: The Bobby Johnson Story: Masculinities’ Influence on Collective Attitudes toward Criminal Conduct or the Good Ol’ Boy Effect,” Texas College English Association Conference, Hurst, Texas, 2017

 

“Conroy’s The Prince of Tides and Contemporary Southern Manliness,” South Central Modern Language Association, Dallas, Texas, 2016

 

“Masculinities in Pat Conroy’s My Losing Season,” American Studies Association of Texas, Huntsville, Texas, 2016

 

“Masculinities and Role Models in McMurtry’s Horseman, Pass By,” Texas College English Association Conference, San Antonio, Texas, 2016

 

Larry Brown’s Joe vs. David Gordon Green’s Film: A Contrast in Masculinities,” American Studies Association of Texas Conference, Huntsville, Texas, 2015

 

Springsteen Allusions in T.C. Boyle’s “Greasy Lake,” Celebration of Scholarship, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas, 2015

 

“The Genius of John Trimble’s Writing with Style,” The Heart of English: Region 9 ESC Workshop # 3794.12880, Wichita Falls, TX, 2014

 

“Pat Conroy: Toward a Gentler Southern Masculinity,” American Studies Association of Texas Conference, Kerrville, Texas, 2011

 

Friday Night Lights:  Existential Mojo,” American Studies Association of Texas, Waco, Texas, 2006

 

“Revulsion and Redemption:  Ignatius J. Reilly in A Confederacy of Dunces,” South Central Modern Language Association, Dallas, Texas, 2006

 

“Poverty Knob,” Conference of College Teachers of English, Corpus Christi, Texas, 2006

 

“Hands as Thematic Symbol in Novel and Film:  The Last Picture Show,” American Studies Association of Texas, Wichita Falls, Texas, 2005

 

“Gail Hightower’s Masculinity:  Gender Confusion in Faulkner’s Light in August,” Conference of College Teachers of English, Waco, Texas, 2005

 

“The Credibility of Jose Enrique de la Pena’s With Santa Anna in Texas,” American Studies Association of Texas, San Antonio, Texas, 2004

 

“Bruce Springsteen as Poet,” Conference of College Teachers of English, Beaumont, Texas, 2004

 

“Coaching in the Composition Classroom,” Conference of College Teachers of English, Denton, Texas, 1999

 

“The Jung and the Restless,” Sigma Tau Delta Regional Conference, Lawton, Oklahoma, 1992