B.A. New College of Florida
Ph.D. Brown University
Lance Newman teaches classes in Early American Literature, Environmental Literature, and Creative Writing. Lance Newman is Associate Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and Professor of English and Environmental Studies at Westminster College in Salt Lake City. He is the author of Our Common Dwelling: Henry Thoreau, Transcendentalism, and the Class Politics of Nature (Palgrave, 2005) and editor of The Grand Canyon Reader (University of California Press, 2011). Newman is co-editor with Joel Pace and Chris Koenig-Woodyard of Transatlantic Romanticism: An Anthology of British, American, and Canadian Literature, 1767-1867 (Longman, 2006), Sullen Fires Across the Atlantic: Essays in Transatlantic Romanticism (Romantic Circles, 2006), Transatlantic Romanticism, a special double issue of Romanticism on the Net 38-39 (May-August 2005). He is also co-editor with William Cain and Hilary Wyss of the second edition of American Literature (Penguin Academics, 2012). Newman was co-producer with Roderick Coover of the documentary film, Canyonlands: Edward Abbey and the Great American Desert (2011), which has been screened at conferences, symposiums, and festivals in the U.S. and abroad. Newman’s scholarly articles have appeared in American Literature, New England Quarterly, ISLE, Reconstruction, Electronic Book Review, and other journals. His poems have appeared in many print and web magazines, as well as in two chapbooks, Come Kanab (Dusi-e/chaps Kollectiv, 2007) and 3by3by3 (Beard of Bees, 2010). Newman has also worked as a river guide since 1991, leading rafting trips in Southeastern Utah and in Grand Canyon.