18th, 19th and early 20th century literary and cultural studies • Native American studies/Native American literatures • Global, multi-ethnic intellectual histories & intellectual spheres of influence • The histories of imperialism, colonization and de-colonization • Oral traditions, non-alphabetic writing systems, and their relationship to alphabetic literacy and writing • Philosophies of language • Multiculturism, critical race theory, post-colonial/anti-colonial theory
Mathews, John Joseph. Old Three Toes and Other Tales of Survival and Extinction. Edited, annotated & with an afterword by Susan Kalter. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2015.
Mathews, John Joseph. Twenty Thousand Mornings: An Autobiography of John Joseph Mathews. Edited, annotated & introduced by Susan Kalter. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2012.
Kalter, Susan. “A Savagist Abroad: Anti-Colonial Theory and the Quiet Violence in Twain’s Western Oeuvre.” Texas Studies in Literature and Language 53.1 (Spring 2011): 26-113.
Kalter, Susan. “John Joseph Mathews’ Reverse Ethnography: The Literary Dimensions of Wah’Kon-Tah.” Reprint in Native American Writing: Critical Assessments. Volume II. Edited by A. Robert Lee. London: Routledge, 2011.
Hsu, Hsuan and Susan Kalter, eds. Two Texts by Edward Everett Hale: “The Man without a Country” and Philip Nolan’s Friends. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2009.
Kalter, Susan. “Clothing The Prairie in Furs: The International Trade Contexts of Cooper’s Western Novel.” Western American Literature 43.2 (Summer 2008): 148-178.
Kalter, Susan, ed. Benjamin Franklin, Pennsylvania, and the First Nations: The Treaties of 1736-62. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2006.
Kalter, Susan. “A Student of Savage Thought: The Ecological Ethic in Moby-Dick and Its Grounding in Native American Ideologies.” ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance 48.1-2 (1st and 2nd Quarters 2002): 1-40. Issued 2004.