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Robert Jarrett

(713) 221-8191

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Cormac McCarthy
  • Southwestern and environmental literature
  • Environmental and scientific risk communication (warming, energy policy, water/land resources in Southwest)
  • Computer-mediated communication and social media
  • Electronic publishing (XML/DITA)

Educational Background:
Ph.D. in American Literature, University of California, Riverside


Jarrett, Robert.“Genre, Voice, and Ethos: McCarthy’s Perverse ‘Thriller’.” In No Country for Old Men: From Novel to Film. Ed.
Lynnea Chapman King, Rick Wallach, and Jim Welch. Plymouth, United Kingdom: Scarecrow Press, 2009. 60-72. Print.

Rev. of the Late Modernism of Cormac McCarthy by David Holloway (London: Greenwood Press, 2002). Cormac McCarthy Journal 3 (2003): 44-47.

Jarrett, Robert.“McCarthy’s Sense of an Ending: Serialized Narrative and Revision in Cities of the Plain.” Cormac McCarthy: New Directions. Ed. James Lilley. Albuquerque: Univ. New Mexico Press, 2002. Print.

Jarrett, Robert L.Cormac McCarthy. New York: Twayne-MacMillan, 1997. Print.

Jarrett, Robert.“Revisioning the Western?: Three Recent Cases.” Cañon: The Journal of the Rocky Mountains American Studies Association 2 (Spring 1995): 24-51.

Jarrett, Robert.“Memoir, Fiction, and Wallace Stegner’s ‘Factions’ of the Canadian Frontier: Wolf-Willow and Genre,” Popular Culture National Conference, New Orleans, LA. 10 April 2009.

Jarrett, Robert.“The Kantian ‘Promise’ in The Big Lebowski and Miller’s Crossing,” Popular Culture National Conference, San Francisco, CA. 22 March 2008.

Jarrett, Robert. “The Reintroduction of the Wolf and Mythic Re-openings of the Southwestern Frontier: Wolf Trapping and the Lone Wolf in Cormac McCarthy's The Crossing.2005 Southwest Popular Culture Association Conference, Albuquerque, NM. 9 Feb 2005.

Jarrett, Robert. “Stegner’s Narrative Wests: the Cowboy Myth and Extractive Economies.” 2004 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association Conference, San Antonio, TX. 10 April 2004.

Jarrett, Robert.“History, Memory, and the Western ‘Fact’-ions of Wallace Stegner and Cormac McCarthy.”  2002 South-Central MLA Conference, Austin, TX. 1 Nov 2002.


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