William Gleason

Hughes-Rogers Professor of English and American Studies
Associate Faculty, High Meadows Environmental Institute
Office Phone
71 McCosh Hall
  • Ph.D. UCLA

William Gleason is the Hughes-Rogers Professor of English and American Studies. A specialist in American literature and culture, he is the author of “‘Her Laugh an Ace’: The Function of Humor in Louise Erdrich’s Love Medicine,” one of the first published essays on Erdrich’s landmark novel. He also wrote the entry on Erdrich for The Cambridge Guide to Women’s Writing in English. His co-edited volume Keywords for Environmental Studies includes broad discussion of Indigenous perspectives on the environment and a separate keyword essay on “Indigeneity” by Kyle Powys Whyte. Gleason teaches works by Native American writers in some of his undergraduate and graduate courses, including writings by such authors as E. Pauline Johnson, Sarah Winnemucca, Zitkala Sa, Leslie Marmon Silko, N. Scott Momaday, Louise Erdrich, and Joy Harjo.

Selected Publications