Office: Keezell 220
Office Hours: W 12-2pm
Courses: Fall 2014
Eng 410: Advanced Studies in Author. Novels of the 20th-Century American South
Larry Brown, William Faulkner, Flannery O’Connor, William Styron, Southern Literature in general
Ph.D., English, University of Mississippi, 1983. Sigma Tau Delta and Phi Kappa Phi.
M.A., English, Madison College, 1967
B.A., English, Madison College, 1959. Sigma Phi Lambda and Kappa Delta Pi.
Larry Brown, A Writer’s Life. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2011. It is the recipient of the Eudora Welty Award.
Larry Brown and the Blue-Collar South, ed. with Keith Perry. Jackson, MS: University Press
of Mississippi, 2008. Contributed two essays.
Flannery O'Connor, A Life. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press, 2002.
Articles, Reviews, and Miscellaneous since 2007
”Larry Brown and Music: ‘I don’t like to write without it . . .’.” Studies in American
Culture 33.1 (October 2010): 37-52.
Review of Letters to My Father. By William Styron. Edited by James L. W.
West III. Resources for American Literary Study 34 (2010): npag.
“Larry Brown’s Fay: A Dark and Destructive Love Story, 105-118.” In Still in Print:
The Southern Novel Today. Edited by Jan Nordby Gretlund. Columbia:
University of South Carolina Press, 2010.
Larry Brown’s Literary Apprenticeship—1980-1988.” Studies in American Culture
30.1 (October 2007): 95-128.
Presentations since 2010
“Styron’s Letters to My Father: Revelations.” Presented at the annual meeting of
the American Literature Association, Boston, May 26, 2011.
“Flannery O’Connor and Writers of the ‘Rough South’: Unlikely Connections.” Presented
at “Startling Figures: A Celebration of the Legacy of Flannery O’Connor” at
Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville, GA, April 16, 2011. Also
chaired a second panel.
“Larry Brown and Clyde Edgerton: A Fortunate Friendship.” Presented at the
annual meeting of the College English Association, St. Petersburg, FL, March 2011.
“Larry Brown and Music.” Presented at the annual conference of the ACAS/PCAS
in Savannah, GA, October 2010.
"Flannery O’Connor in the 21st Century." Paid lecture in the Bandy Heritage Center
Series, Dalton State College. Dalton GA, March 2010. Lecture to be published in
a journal of all lectures given in the series between 2009-2010.