The University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler   •   Longview   •   Palestine
A centerpiece for learning,
culture and natural beauty

UT Tyler Department of Literature and Languages

Karen Sloan

Karen Sloan

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Literature and Languages
Building: BUS243
Phone: 903.566.7460



Karen Sloan, associate professor of English, specializes in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American literature. Her primary research interest is the role of territoriality in imaginative narratives of human behavior, particularly as it relates to constructions of self. She has taught a wide range of undergraduate courses, including Grammar & Composition, Writing Literary Analysis and Interpretation, American Literature Survey, Early American Literature, American Realism, Twentieth-Century American Literature, and Genre Studies. At the graduate level, she teaches Bibliography and Methods of Research, Studies in American Literary Realism, and Studies in Twentieth-Century American Literature. She has also taught special topics courses in Twentieth-Century African-American Women Writers, Mark Twain, and Southern Writers.

Selected Publications:

"Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." Explicator 63 (2005): 159-64.

"The Nineteenth-Century Church Music Controversy: A Possible Referent for Cooper's 'Manifestly Impossible' Singing-Master in The Last of the Mohicans." ANQ 19.1 (2006): 33-42.

"Reterritorializing Cooper's Marginalia in The Last of the Mohicans: Authorial Commentary as Rhetorical  Borderland." ANQ 19.2 (2006): 33-39.

"How to Cite Electronic Sources." MLA Citation Style. The Learning Page. United States Library of Congress. 08 Aug 2006

Curriculum Vitae