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Zabelle Stodola (Kathryn Zabelle Derounian-Stodola in publications), Professor, Department of English

Zabelle Stodola’s major research interests concern early American women writers and the captivity narrative genre. She has published five books, most recently an edition titled Women’s Indian Captivity Narratives (Penguin, 1998) and a monograph titled The War in Words: Reading the Dakota Conflict through the Captivity Literature (University of Nebraska Press, 2009). Currently, she is co-editing an 1863 Dakota War captivity narrative by a bicultural couple, John and Mary Renville. This edition is contracted with the University of Nebraska Press and will appear in 2012. Stodola has published numerous articles in such journals as Early American Literature, Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers, and Prospects. She has received two Summer Stipends from the National Endowment for the Humanities. From 2003 to 2005, she was president of the Society of Early Americanists.

Updated 5.20.2010