Ross K. Tangedal is an associate professor of English and Director of the Cornerstone Press at UW-Stevens Point. He specializes in American print and publishing culture, with emphasis in book history, textual editing, bibliography, and authorship, American writers Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, and the American Midwest. He is also director of the Center for Bibliography and Textual Research and managing editor of Midwest Review. View CV
He is the author of The Preface: American Authorship in the Twentieth Century (2021), and co-editor of Michigan Salvage: The Fiction of Bonnie Jo Campbell (forthcoming 2023) and Editing the Harlem Renaissance (2021). Tangedal’s articles have been published in multiple journals, including The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, South Atlantic Review, the Hemingway Review, the F. Scott Fitzgerald Review, and Authorship, as well as in various essay collections. He serves on the editorial team for the NEH-funded Hemingway Letters Project where he is associate editor of the forthcoming volume 6: The Letters of Ernest Hemingway (1934-1936), coming in 2023.
Tangedal is an active member of several academic organizations, including the Modern Language Association, the American Literature Association, the Ernest Hemingway Society, the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society, the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, the Bibliographical Society of America, the Association for Documentary Editing, and the Midwest History Association.
Tangedal, Ross K. (2021). The Preface: American Authorship in the Twentieth Century. Palgrave Macmillan.
Murray, Joshua M. and Tangedal, Ross K. (Eds.). (2021). Editing the Harlem Renaissance. Clemson University Press.
RECENT ARTICLES AND ESSAYS
Tangedal, Ross K. (2022). “Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961).” Handbook of the American Short Story, edited by Erik Redling and Oliver Scheiding. De Gruyter, 305–318.
Tangedal, Ross K. (2021). “Bonnie Jo Campbell (1962– ): A Descriptive Bibliography,” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America. Vol. 115: 4, 463–506.
Tangedal, Ross K. (2021). “Clad in the Beautiful Dress One Expects: Editing and Curating the Harlem Renaissance Text.” Editing the Harlem Renaissance, edited by Joshua M. Murray and Ross K. Tangedal. Clemson University Press, 63–83.
Tangedal, Ross K. (2020). “Fertile and Quiescent: Midwestern Memory in Bonnie Jo Campbell’s ‘Winter Life.’” MidAmerica, Vol. 47: 2, 65–76.
Tangedal, Ross K. (2019). “I’m Inclined to Believe: Editing Uncertainty in the Ending(s) to Nella Larsen’s Passing.” South Atlantic Review. Vol. 84: 2–3, 205–223.
Tangedal, Ross K. (2019). “Hemingway’s Experts: Teaching Race in Death in the Afternoon and Green Hills of Africa.” Teaching Hemingway and Race, edited by Gary Edward Holcomb. Kent State University Press, 29-40.
Tangedal, Ross K. (2018). “That Time in Chicago: Midwestern Memory in Nella Larsen’s Passing.” A Scattering Time: How Modernism Met Midwestern Culture, edited by Sara Kosiba. Hastings College Press, 17–31.
Tangedal, Ross K. (2018). “A Few Practical Things: Death in the Afternoon and Hemingway’s Natural Pedagogy.” Teaching Hemingway and the Natural World, edited by Kevin Maier. Kent State University Press, 178–191.
Tangedal, Ross K. (2017). “Alone and Alone: Defense, Justification, and Apology in Fitzgerald’s Late Prefaces.” F. Scott Fitzgerald Review. Vol. 15, 51–71.
Tangedal, Ross K. (2017). “Breaking Forelegs: Hemingway’s Early Prefaces.” Hemingway Review. Vol. 37: 1, 65–82.
Tangedal, Ross K. (2017). “Nothing is Left but the Sky: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Booth Tarkington, and Midwestern Influence.” Midwestern Miscellany. Vol. 45: 2, 12–25. Reprinted in Children’s Literature Review. Vol. 241, 2021, 106–113.
Tangedal, Ross K. (2016). “Refusing the Serious: Authorial Resistance in Ring Lardner’s Prefaces for Scribner’s.” Authorship. Vol. 5: 2, 1–11. Reprinted in Twentieth Century Literary Criticism. Vol. 409, 2021, 78–85.
- UWSP University Scholar Award (2018-2019)
Seeing students light up when they recognize a new approach to literature is ultimately the most rewarding part of teaching book history, publishing, and textual studies.
“Far and away the best prize life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” – Theodore Roosevelt
Tangedal grew up on a cattle ranch on the Montana/North Dakota border.