Eric Gansworth

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State University College at Buffalo
Master of Arts: English (Literature), 1990. G.P.A. 4.0

State University College at Buffalo
Bachelor of Arts: English (Literature), 1989. G.P.A. 3.4

Niagara County Community College
Associate of Applied Science: Electroencephalography, 1986 G.P.A. 3.0

Master's Thesis

The Virus in the Works of William S. Burroughs

Explored the idea in Burroughs' works that language is a virus, and the impact of this idea on text and structure.

Teaching Experience

Associate Professor of English, Canisius College, Buffalo, NY,
Creative Writing, Honors I, American Indian Literature, Word and Image, English Seminar I, II, Interdisciplinart Studies, 2002 - present.
Visiting Associate Professor of English, Canisius College, Buffalo, NY,
Film and Literature, American Indian Literature, American Indian Literature, Creative Writing, English Seminar I, II, 2001-2002.
Niagara County Community College: Native American Literature,
American Literature I, II, Creative Writing, Freshman Composition, Developmental Writing, Film as Literature, 1991 - 2001.
State University College at Buffalo: Freshman Composition, January, 1991 - May 1993.

Related Experience

Writing Tutor, Academic Skills Center, State University College at Buffalo, September-December, 1988.


AWP Conference, Invited Panelist, Chicago, IL, March 2004.
Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers, Invited Speaker,
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, New York City, April 2003.
Jesse Stuart Symposium, Invited Keynote Speaker, Murray State University, Kentucky, April 2003.
North East Modern Language Association, Multi-lingual, Multi-cultural Poets Symposium,
Invited Speaker, Toronto, Ontario, April 11-13, 2002.
Without Reservations: Freeing the Native Voice, Invited Speaker, SUNY Fredonia, November 2-3, 2001.
Re-Imagining Iroquoia: A Cross-Disciplinary Examination, Invited Speaker,
University of Buffalo and Castellani Art Museum, November 12 - 18, 2000.
Onkwehowe Conference, Invited Speaker, SUNY Potsdam, March 31-April 1, 2000
Returning the Gift VII, University of Albuquerque, NM, December 3-6, 1998.
A Symposium on American Indian Literature, Cornell University, April 3, 1998.
Sharing the Voices, Invited Speaker, Oneonta, New York May 4-5, 1996.
Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers, Regional Conference,
November 4, 5, 1994, Invited Speaker, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.
Haudenosaunee: Iroquois Writers Festival, Invited Speaker,
North Country Community College, October 1-3, 1993.
Native American Indian Education Association of New York,
First Annual Conference, April 23-24, 1993, Niagara County Community College
Exploring Complexities, SUNY Council on Writing, Eighth Annual Conference,
April 23-24, 1993, Niagara County Community College.
American Indian Visions, The 1993 Ewald Scholars Program,
April 1-3, 1993, Sweet Briar College, Virginia.
Returning the Gift: A Festival of North American Native Writers,
July 7- 10, 1992, University of Oklahoma, Norman.

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