After earning his Ph.D. in English from UC Davis, Mark T. Hoyer taught at the University of South Dakota, Saint Mary’s College of California, and UC Davis. He currently works as a writer at UC Davis.PUBLICATIONS
Dancing Ghosts: Native American and Christian Syncretism in Mary Austin's Work (University of Nevada Press, 1998).
"Cultivating Desire, Tending Piety: Botanical Discourse in
Harriet Beecher Stowe's The Minister's Wooing." In
Beyond Nature Writing: Expanding the Boundaries of
Ecocriticism. Eds. Karla Armbruster and Kathleen R. Wallace.
(University Press of Virginia, 2001). 111-125.
"Mary Hunter Austin." In Vol. 206: Twentieth-Century
American Western Writers, Dictionary of Literary Biography.
Ed. Richard Cracroft. (Gale Publishing, 1999). 20-32.
"Ritual Drama/Dramatic Ritual: Austin's Indian Plays." In
Exploring the Lost Borders: Critical Essays on Mary
Austin. Eds. Melody Graulich and Betsy Klimasmith. (University
of Nevada Press, 1999). 39-63.
"'To bring the world into divine focus': Syncretic Prophecy in
The Land of Little Rain." Western American Literature
31, 1 (May 1996): 3-31.
"Prophecy in a New West: Mary Austin and the Ghost Dance
Religion." Western American Literature 30, 3 (November
"Weaving the Story: Northern Paiute Myth and Mary Austin's The Basket Woman." American Indian Culture and Research Journal 19, 1 (Spring 1995): 133-151.