Neil Edward Nakadate
University Professor of English
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa 50011
Ph.D., English, Indiana University, 1972
M.A., English, Indiana University, 1968
B.A., English, Stanford University, 1965, with Honors in Humanities
Professor, English, Iowa State University, 1985
Associate Professor, English, Iowa State University, 1980-85
Assistant Professor, English, Iowa State University, 1977-80
Assistant Professor, English, University of Texas, Austin, 1970-77
Assistant Instructor, English, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1967-70
Named University Professor, April 2001
Iowa State University Council for Scholarship in the Humanities Grant, 2001
Iowa State University Foundation Award for Career Achievement in Teaching, May 1996
Iowa State University Faculty Improvement Leave, 1996-97
Iowa State University Foreign Travel Grant, Spring 1997
Golden Key National Honor Society, 1995
Project Aware Curriculum Development Grant, Fall 1993
Iowa State University Faculty Improvement Leave, Spring 1982-83
Iowa State University SHRI Research Grant, Summer 1979
Understanding Jane Smiley. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1999.
A Rhetoric of Doing: Essays on Written Discourse in Honor of James L. Kinneavy, ed. with Stephen Witte and Roger Cherry. Carbondale, Ill.: Southern Illinois University Press, 1992.
Writing in the Liberal Arts Tradition: A Rhetoric With Readings, with James L. Kinneavy and William J. McCleary. New York: Harper & Row, 1985. 2nd ed, rev. New York: Harper & Row, 1990.
Language: Structure and Use, with Thomas L. Clark, Karen J. Kuehner, and James R. Shay. Glenview, Ill.: Scott, Foresman and Co., 1981.
Robert PennWarren: Critical Perspectives. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1981.
England in Literature, with Helen McDonnell, John Pfordresher, and Thomas E. Shoemate. Glenview, Ill.: Scott, Foresman and Co., 1979.
Robert Penn Warren: A Reference Guide. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1977.
"Japanese Americans." In Encyclopedia of American Studies, ed. George Kurian, et al. Bethel, Conn.: Grolier, [forthcoming, 2001].
"The Decomposition of the Liberal Arts, the Liberalization of Composition, and an Alternative Course," ERIC 12 (March 1977), 52; ED 130 320.
"Voices of Community: The Function of Colloquy in Robert Penn Warren's Brother to Dragons," Tennessee Studies in Literature 21 (1976), 114-24. Repr. in Robert Penn Warren's Brother to Dragons: A Discussion, ed. James A. Grimshaw, Jr. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1983; pp. 112-24.
"Robert Penn Warren and the Confessional Novel," Genre 2 (1969), 326-40.
Chapters in Books:
"Leslie Marmon Silko." In A Readerís Companion to the Short Story in English, ed. Erin Fallon, et al. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2001, pp. 388-97.
"Jane Smiley." In Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 227: American Novelists Since World War II,Sixth Series, ed. James Giles and Wanda Giles. Detroit: Gale/Bruccoli Clark Layman, 2000, pp. 283-94.
"Invisible Man in an Ethnic Literature Course." In Approaches to Teaching Ellison's Invisible Man, ed. Susan Resneck Parr and Pancho Savery. New York: Modern Language Association, 1989, pp. 107-111.
"Identity, Dream, and Exploration: Warren's Later Fiction." In Robert Penn Warren: Critical Perspectives, cited above (1981), pp. 175-89.
Creative Work (poetry and creative non-fiction):
"Aboard the Amtrak Cascade." Flyway 6 (Fall 2000), 11.
"Swifter, Higher, Stronger." Aethlon 17 (Spring 2000), 40.
"Home and Away." Aethlon 17 (Spring 2000), 142.
"Go for Broke." Flyway 6.3/7.1 (Spring 2002), 8.
"Minidoka, Idaho, Winter 1944-45." Flyway 6.3/7.1 (Spring 2002), 9.
Miné Okubo, Citizen 13660 (Seattle and London, 1983); in Explorations in Sights and Sounds No. 9
(Summer 1989), 68.
S. Frank Miyamoto, Social Solidarity Among the Japanese in Seattle (Seattle and London, 1984); in Explorations in Sights and Sounds No. 8 (Summer 1988), 59-60.
Toshio Mori, Yokohama, California (Seattle and London, 1986); in Explorations in Sights and SoundsNo. 7 (Summer 1987), 52-53.
Sylvia Junko Yanagisako, Transforming the Past: Tradition and Kinship Among Japanese Americans (Stanford, Cal., 1985); in Explorations in Sights and Sounds No. 6 (Summer 1986), 89-90.
Robert Penn Warren, Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce (New York, 1983); in Poet and Critic 15.3 (1984), 68-70.
William F. Wu, The Yellow Peril: Chinese Americans in American Fiction 1850-1940 (Hamden, Conn., 1982); in MELUS 10 (1983), 92-95.
Charles Bohner, Robert Penn Warren, rev. ed. (Boston, 1981), James A. Grimshaw, Jr., Robert Penn Warren: A Descriptive Bibliography, 1922-79 (Charlottesville, Va., 1981), and Floyd C. Watkins, Then and Now: The Personal Past in the Poetry of Robert Penn Warren (Lexington, Ky., 1982); in Mississippi Quarterly 37 (1984), 115-20.
Edward Miyakawa, Tule Lake (Waldport, Ore., 1979); in MELUS 8 (1981), 100-104.
Marshall Walker, Robert Penn Warren: A Vision Earned (New York, 1979); in Studies in the Novel 13 (1981), 346-48.
Ruth V. Elcan, Elements of College Writing (Boston, 1977); Quentin L. Gehle and Duncan J. Rolle, The
Writing Process (New York, 1977); and Robert Miles and Marc Bertonasco, Prose Style for the
Modern Writer (Englewood Cliffs, N. J., 1977); in College Composition and Communication 29
(Feb. 1978), 75-77.
Barnett Guttenberg, Web of Being: The Novels of Robert Penn Warren (Nashville, Tenn., 1975); in Studies in the Novel 8 (1976), 369-71.
Daniel Hoffman, Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe (New York, 1972); in Western Review 9 (Spring 1972), 75-76.
Hands Up; or, Twenty Years of Detective Life in the Mountains and on the Plains, reminiscences by
General D. J. Cook (Norman, Okla, 1971); in Western Review 8 (Winter 1971), 57.
Peter Nabokov, Two Leggings: The Making of a Crow Warrior (New York, 1970); in Western Review 8 (Winter 1971), 57.
"Love, Money, and the Sporting Life in Jane Smileyís Horse Heaven." Sports Literature Association, June 2001.
"Variations on the Novella in Jane Smiley's Ordinary Love and Good Will"; Fifth International Conference on the Short Story in English, June 1998.
"Humility, Intertextuality, Storytelling, and Leslie Silko; or, ĎThe word just gets aroundí"; Third International Conference on the Short Story in English, June 1994.
"Possession, Patriarchy, and Abuse in A Thousand Acres: Agriculture as Tragedy"; Midwest Modern Language Association , November 1993.
"Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried; or, How to Read a True War Story"; Second International Conference on The Short Story in English, June 1992.
"Issues Inherent in New Ph.D. Programs in Rhetoric and Composition" (with M. Mendelson);
Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 1992.
"'A Postcard from the Volcano': Learning About Literacy and Language from South African Teachers of ESL"; Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 1989.
"Audience Theory and Minority Writers: Communities and Canons"; Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 1988.
"Robert Penn Warren: The Poet as Subverter of Texts"; Modern Language Association, December 1987.
"The Rhetoric of the Syllabus: Theory, Practice, and Metadiscourse in Advanced Composition";
Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 1986.
"Overlap and Interaction: Ethnic and Feminist Criticism," Midwest Modern Language Association, November 1984.
"Review Writing: What Itís Good For, How to Teach It, Why It Works"; Conference on College
Composition and Communication, March 1983.
"Pathos and Selfhood in Robert Penn Warren's Fiction"; Modern Language Association, Dec. 1982.
"Exploration, Error, and Liberal Education"; National Council of Teachers of English, Nov. 1982.
"The Advanced Composition Teacher as Writer"; Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 1981.
"The Generation Gap and the Re-creation of Japanese American Experience"; NAIES Midwest
Regional Conference on Ethnic and Minority Studies, Dec. 1980.
"Exploration as Purpose in Honors Composition"; conference on College Composition and Communication, March 1980.
"Discourse Theory and Ethnic Literature: A Critical Matrix"; Modern Language Association, Dec. 1979.
"Rhetoric and Revision: Necessity and Invention in Advanced Composition"; Conference on College
Composition and Communication, April 1979.
"Rhetoric and Secondary Composition: The Audience Problem"; National Council of Teachers of
English, Nov. 1978.
"Teaching Assistant counselors and the Training of New Teachers of Freshman Composition";
Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 1977.
"Frankenstein and Absalom, Absalom! The Gothic and the Grotesque"; Modern Language Association, December 1976.
"The Liberalization of Freshman Composition"; conference on College Composition and
Communication, March 1976.
"The Grotesque in Faulkner's Sanctuary"; South Central Modern Language Association, December 1975.
Invited Readings/Creative Presentations:
Poetry reading; University of Houston Common Ground Teachers Institute, June 2001.
Poetry reading; Sports Literature Association Conference XVIII, June 2001.
Poetry reading; Sports Literature Association Conference XVII, July 2000.
Other Presentations (selected, recent):
Invited workshop lectures [multicultural literature in the secondary curriculum], Common Ground:
The Houston Experiment; University of Houston, 8 and 11 June 2001
"Asian American Literature"; Ames Public Library "Letís Talk About It" Series, 13 April 1999.
"Concerning Snow Falling on Cedars"; Ames Public Library "Cultural Fabric of America" series, 19
"On Writing Understanding Jane Smiley"; Des Moines Branch, National League of Pen Women, 1 Oct. 1998.
Teaching: Freshman Composition; Honors Composition
Introduction to Literature (poetry, drama, fiction)
American Literature and Culture
Multicultural Literatures of the United States (undergraduate, graduate)
American Literature, 1914 to the Present
The American Novel since 1900
Contemporary American Fiction (undergraduate, graduate)
Studies in the Gothic and the Grotesque (undergraduate, graduate)
Supervised Teaching, Freshman Composition (graduate)
TESL Summer Institute for South African Teachers of English (graduate)
Department Advisor (35-45 English majors/year), 1985-90
Iowa State University, 1977-present (major appointments)College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Promotion and Tenure Committee, 1997-2002 (chair, 1999-2000, 2000-01)University of Texas, Austin, 1970-77
Committee to Evaluate the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Programs (ad hoc), 2001-02
University Professor Nomination Review Committee, 2001-
Council for Scholarship in the Humanities, 2001-
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Asian-American Studies Steering Committee, 1997-
Faculty Advisor to Japanese Student Association, 1999-
"American Commitments" (Association of American Colleges and Universities/Ford
Foundation) curriculum/faculty development team, 1994-96
President's Diversity Project Steering Committee, 1991-94
Graduate Faculty Membership Committee, 1985-86
Director of Graduate Studies, Department of English, 1994-96
Department of English Review (tenure/promotion) Committee, 1983-85, 1987-89, 1991-93, 1995-96
Department of English Hogrefe Fellowship Committee, 2001-
Department of English Undergraduate Studies Committee, 2001-02
Department of English Faculty Development Committee, 1997-98
Department of English Research Committee, 1985-88
Department of English Graduate Studies Committee, 1980-83, 1990-93
Department of English Minority Literature Committee, 1978-80
Department of English Writing and Reading Services Committee, 1978-80
Department of English Freshman English Committee, 1977-80
Department of English Teacher Education Committee, 1977-78
Designated mentor for two new faculty members, 1992-93 (F.Moorer), 1997-98 (J. Amaya)Associate Director of Freshman English and Coordinator of T.A. Training, 1975-77Other Professional
Chair, Honors Program in English, 1972-73; English Honors Committee, 1970-73
Assistant to the Dean, College of Humanities, 1972-73Project Evaluator, NEH-sponsored "Common Ground: The Houston Experiment," 1995-97.
Contributing bibliographer, Longman/CCCC Bibliography of Composition and Rhetoric, 1986-91
Executive Committee, Conference on College Composition and Communication, 1981-83
Consultant reader/referee, College Composition and Communication, 1986-88
Manuscript reviewer, University Press of Kentucky, 1981-84
Editorial commentator, Explorations in Ethnic Studies, 1981-85
Award selection committee/Braddock Award, National Council of Teachers of English, 1978
Consulting contributor, MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and