Russ Burrows





Dr. Russell Burrows, Professor of English

Research and Teaching Areas

American Literature, Western American Literature, Creative Nonfiction

Degrees and years awarded

Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 1987 
M.A., Brigham Young University, 1982 
B.A., Weber State University, 1977

Recent Graduate Courses

MENG 6240, American Literature
MENG 6010, Introduction to Graduate Studies: Research and Bibliographic Methods

Publications

  • The Mormon Samson: Porter Rockwell.  Weber Studies 21:3 (Spring/Summer 2004):   72-94.
  • Edward Abbey.  Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 256.  Twentieth-Century American Western Writers: First Series.  Richard H. Cracroft, ed.  Detroit: Bruccoli Clark Layman, 2002.  46-54..
  • Reading Wallace Stegner’s Angle of Repose.  Western Writers Series No. 147.  Boise, Idaho: Boise State UP, 2001. 
  • Ontology vs. Epistemology: The Philosophical Dynamic Driving Desert SolitaireWestern American Literature 35 (Fall 2000): 284-297.  
  • William Eastlake.  Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 206.  Twentieth-Century American Western Writers: First Series.  Richard H. Cracroft, ed.  Detroit: Bruccoli Clark Layman, 1999.  79-84.
  • Paul Horgan.  Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 212.  Twentieth-Century American Western Writers: First Series.  Richard H. Cracroft, ed.  Detroit: Bruccoli Clark Layman, 1999.  111–116.
  • Hoagland, Edward.  Encyclopedia of American Literature.  Steven R. Serafin, ed.  New York: Continuum. 1999.  527-528. 
  • Nichols, John.  Encyclopedia of American Literature.  Steven R. Serafin, ed.  New York: Continuum. 1999.  821-822.   
  • When a Story’s Dialogue Runs Counter to Its Symbols: Some Difficulties in Reading John Updike’s “A & P.”  The Journal of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts,   and Letters 75 (1998): 1-5.  
  • To a Grandmother.  Annual of the Association for Mormon Letters.  Lavina Fielding Anderson, ed.  Salt Lake City, Utah: Association for Mormon Letters, 1998.      91-95.
  • John Nichols.  Updating the Literary West.  Thomas J. Lyon, ed.  Forth Worth, Texas: Texas Christian UP, 1997.  489-496.
  •  Wheelers’ Canyon.  Rough Draft (Fall & Winter 1997): 39-42. 
  • Bernard DeVoto.  Western Writers Series No. 127.  Boise, Idaho: Boise State UP, 1997. 
  • An Anger Once High and Righteous: The Writings of Bernard DeVoto.  The Word From Weber County: A Centennial Anthology of Our Best Writers.  Bob Sawatzki, ed.  Salt Lake City, Utah: Publisher’s P, 1996.  367-372.
  • My Father’s Shop.  Rough Draft (Spring 1994): 7-9. 
  • Killing Our Goose.  Rough Draft (Winter 1994): 35-40. 
  • For Wallace Stegner.  Overland: Newsletter for the Western Literature Association 5 (May 1993).  3-4.
  • The Jardine Juniper.  Petroglyph (Spring 1990): 20-22.  Reprinted as The Jardine Juniper: A Visit to the Oldest Rocky Mountain Juniper.  Rocky Mountain Gardener (Fall 1991): 10-11. 
  • Wallace Stegner’s Use of the Pastoral: Or “No Eden Valid Without Serpent.  Western American Literature 25 (Spring 1990): 15-25.  Reprinted as Wallace Stegner’s Depictions of Land Use in His California-Based Fiction.  A Wilderness Tapestry: An Eclectic Approach to Preservation.  Reno, Nevada: U of Nevada P, 1993.    52-66. 
  • The Confessions of a Utah Gambler.  Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 24 (Summer 1991): 110-117.  
  • The Psychology of the Narrative Voice in Wallace Stegner’s Angle of Repose.  Written with Michele Moylan.  Journal of Evolutionary Psychology 10 (August 1989): 286-293.    
  • Edward Abbey Remembered.  Written with Lee Foote.  Feature Article in the “Outdoor Section” of the Herald Journal.  Logan, Utah.  (May 26, 1989): 9-10.
  • Surviving the First 10K.  Wasatch Sports Guide (Winter 1984): 30-33.

Bibliographic Publications

Contributor.  Festschriften and Other Analyzed Collections Section.  Modern Language Association’s International Bibliography.  5 Volumes.  New York.  MLA.  This annual bibliography is the primary research tool in the humanities.  Each year, I write four- to five-hundred bibliographic entries.  They range across a number of disciplines: national and world literatures, literary theories and criticism, linguistics, and folklore.   

Professor Russell Burrows

Ph.D.  Bowling Green State University

Office: EH 238

Phone: 801.626.7817

Email: rburrows@weber.edu