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Assistant Professor of English

Ross K. Tangedal has been Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Cornerstone Press at UWSP since 2016. He specializes in American print culture, publishing studies, textual editing, book history, and bibliography, with emphases on Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Midwestern literature. He has published articles in various journals, including South Atlantic Review, The Hemingway Review, The F. Scott Fitzgerald Review, and Authorship, and he has contributed chapters to the Teaching Hemingway series (Kent State UP) and the Rediscovering the American Midwest series (Hastings College Press). His editorial work includes the first edition of John Herrmann’s lost novel Foreign Born (Hastings College Press, 2018) and a new edition of Charles McCarthy’s 1912 text The Wisconsin Idea (Cornerstone Press, 2019; co-edited w/ Jeff Snowbarger), and he is a contributing editor for the multi-volume, NEH-funded Hemingway Letters Project (Cambridge UP), where he is associate editor of volume 6. He serves on the Executive Advisory Board of the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature and on the Advisory Council of Younger Scholars of the Ernest Hemingway Society. He is currently at work on two book projects: 1) Authorial Prefaces and American Writers since 1900; and 2) Editing the Harlem Renaissance (w/ Joshua Murray).


“I’m Inclined to Believe: Editing Uncertainty in the Ending(s) to Nella Larsen’s Passing.” South Atlantic Review [forthcoming 2019].

“Hemingway’s Experts: Teaching Race in Death in the Afternoon and Green Hills of Africa.” Teaching Hemingway and Race, edited by Gary E. Holcomb. Kent State University Press, 2018, pp. 29–40.

“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, 2018, pp. 17–31.

“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, 2018, pp. 178–191.

Foreign Born. By John Herrmann. Edited by Ross K. Tangedal, Hastings College Press, 2018. xxviii, 290 pp.

“Alone and Alone: Defense, Justification, and Apology in Fitzgerald’s Late Prefaces.” F. Scott Fitzgerald Review, vol. 15, 2017, pp. 51–71.

“Breaking Forelegs: Hemingway’s Early Prefaces.” Hemingway Review, vol. 37, no. 1, 2017, pp. 65–82.

“Nothing is Left but the Sky: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Booth Tarkington, and Midwestern Influence.” Midwestern Miscellany, vol. 45, no. 2, 2017, pp. 12–25.

“Refusing the Serious: Authorial Resistance in Ring Lardner’s Prefaces for Scribner’s.” Authorship, vol. 5, no. 2, 2016, pp. 1–11.

"At Last Everyone Had Something to Talk About: Gloria's War in Fitzgerald's The Beautiful and Damned." Midwestern Miscellany, vol. 44, 2016, pp. 68–81.

"My Own Personal Public: Fitzgerald's Table of Contents in Tales of the Jazz Age." F. Scott Fitzgerald Review, vol. 13, 2015, pp. 130–145.

"Excuse the Preface: Hemingway's Introductions for Other Writers." Hemingway Review, vol. 34, no. 2, 2015, pp. 72–90.

"Designed to Amuse: Hemingway's The Torrents of Spring and Intertextual Comedy." MidAmerica, vol. 41, 2014, pp. 11–22

Professional Affiliations

Modern Language Association 
American Literature Association 
Ernest Hemingway Foundation & Society 
F. Scott Fitzgerald Society 
Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
Association for Documentary Editing

Contact Info

Email:​ ross.tangedal
​Office: ​CCC 426
Phone: ​715-346-4532
​Fax: ​715-346-4215

Course Info

​ENG 101 ​Freshman English
​ENG 150 Advanced ​Freshman English
​ENG 202 ​Sophomore English
​ENG 250 ​Intermediate Composition
​ENG 349 Editing & Publishing
ENG 350 Creative Nonfiction
​ENG 388 ​Editorial Process
​ENG 389 Book History
​ENG 395 Workshop in English: Book and Publication Design