Frank Kelderman

Assistant Professor
Email: fpkeld01 @
Office Hours: Fall Term: W 2:00-4:00 & by appt.


Frank Kelderman received his M.A. from the University of Groningen in 2007 and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 2015. He specializes in indigenous literatures, with an emphasis on nineteenth-century Native American writing and oratory. His current research examines collaborative, multimedia publications by Native authors and speakers from the period of Indian removal, ca. 1820 to 1865. His scholarly work has appeared in American Studies and American Literature, and is forthcoming in J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists. Following a postdoctoral teaching fellowship in Comparative American Studies at Oberlin College.

Courses Taught

Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105. Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR). Extensive practice in literary analysis and in the forms and conventions of writing about various literary genres.
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105. A survey of American writers. Historical period: 1700-1900.
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105. An exploration of literatures from African, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, or Native American populations within the United States.
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105; junior standing. In-depth study of selected movements, genres, topics or groupings of writers from 1960 to present. Historical period: post-1900.


Educational Background


Teaching Areas


Research Interests

Native American Literature; Early American Literature; Native American and Indigenous Studies; The History of the Book