English 342/542:
Native American Literature

Crucial Info for Fall 2020

Instructor: Dr. Loren R. Schmidt

Telephone: (509) 865-8542 or Ext. 2112 (Work); (509) 307-0104 (Cell); (509) 574-8486 (Home)

E-Mail: lschmidt@heritage.edu or (backup) loren@llschmidt.net

Prof. Schmidt's Office: Simkins 2112, Heritage University, 3240 Fort Rd., Toppenish, WA 98948

Prof. Schmidt's Virtual Office Hours on Elluminate: W 6-8 pm PDT/PST, F 130-3 pm PDT/PST, or by appointment

Prof. Schmidt's Physical Office Hours (available by phone): None Fall 2020.

Time and Place:

This class available ONLY as an asychronous (self-paced) course with online office hours in Fall 2020.

Class Materials and Forums on Heritage University Virtual Campus (AKA MyHeritage).


OCICU students should have received their codes in a letter from the HU Registrar. HU students without codes should contact Instructor, ASC, or Graduate Program Administrative Assistants ASAP!


8/24-12/6 for 15-week students. 8/24-10/18 OR 10/19-12/13 for 8-week students. The course schedule is set up for an 8-week term, so students may complete the coursework in 8 weeks and have a grade submitted at that time OR may take up to 15 weeks to complete the remaining assignments, depending on how they registered.


Matt Dembicki, ed., Trickster: Native American Tales, A Graphic Collection (Golden, CO: Fulcrum, 2010).

Gerald Vizenor, Native American Literature : A Brief Introduction and Anthology (NY: HarperCollins Literary [Longman], 1997).

N. Scott Momaday, House Made of Dawn, any edition you like OR you may substitute another novel with the permission of the instructor.

Supplementary Text:

Joy Porter and Kenneth Roemer, eds. The Cambridge Guide to Native American Literature (Cambridge UP, 2005). I will be adding sections from this text as the course proceeds.

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