Lawrence Ellis

Ross-Blakley Hall 252
PO Box 871401
TEMPE
Senior Lecturer
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1401

Biography

Broadly speaking, Lawrence Ellis' research interests are in Native American oral traditions, North American verbal and performative lore, and world folklore. In past publications and conference presentations, he has concentrated on the myths, legends, and folktales of the Creek Indian peoples of Oklahoma and the southeastern United States, looking at oral lore collected by both Native American and non-Native American scholars. Characters and motifs that he finds especially interesting in these narratives are the rabbit trickster, the orphan culture hero, the tie snake/horned serpent, and the mythic unification of clans and tribes through the sharing of medicines and sacred fires. 

Education

Ph.D. Arizona State University

Courses

Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
ENG 200 Critical Reading & Writing/Lit
ENG 337 Major American Novels
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
ENG 200 Critical Reading & Writing/Lit
ENG 337 Major American Novels
ENG 476 Studies in Folklore
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 200 Critical Reading & Writing/Lit
ENG 337 Major American Novels
ENG 476 Studies in Folklore
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 200 Critical Reading & Writing/Lit
ENG 337 Major American Novels
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 200 Critical Reading & Writing/Lit
ENG 337 Major American Novels
ENG 394 Special Topics
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
ENG 200 Critical Reading & Writing/Lit
ENG 337 Major American Novels
ENG 476 Studies in Folklore
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
ENG 200 Critical Reading & Writing/Lit
ENG 337 Major American Novels
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
ENG 200 Critical Reading & Writing/Lit
ENG 359 Indigenous American Literature
ENG 394 Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
ENG 200 Critical Reading & Writing/Lit
ENG 360 Western American Literature
ENG 476 Studies in Folklore
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
ENG 200 Critical Reading & Writing/Lit
ENG 241 Literatures of the US to 1860
ENG 337 Major American Novels
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
ENG 359 Indigenous American Literature
ENG 476 Studies in Folklore
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
ENG 200 Critical Reading & Writing/Lit
ENG 360 Western American Literature
ENG 476 Studies in Folklore
Summer 2014
Course Number Course Title
ENG 241 Literatures of the US to 1860
ENG 337 Major American Novels
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
ENG 200 Critical Reading & Writing/Lit
ENG 337 Major American Novels
ENG 476 Studies in Folklore
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
ENG 200 Critical Reading & Writing/Lit
ENG 337 Major American Novels
ENG 360 Western American Literature