Office: Keezell 220
Office Hours: Th 12-1:30pm
Courses: Spring 2016
Eng 410: Advanced Studies in Author
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.
Publications since 2011:
Rough South, Rural South, Region and Class in Recent Southern Literature. Ed. with Keith Perry. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2015.
Larry Brown, A Writer’s Life. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2011. It is the recipient of the Eudora Welty Award.
Rev. Conversations with Tim Gautreaux, ed. Lamar Nisly. The Flannery O’Connor Review 15 (2015): np.
With Rhoda Sirlin and David Young. “William Styron’s Posthumous Publications:
Reaffirmation of a Man of Letters.” The Southern Literary Journal 45.1 (Fall
Rev. Fall Line. By Joe Samuel Starnes. Studies in American Culture 35.1 (October 2012): 172-175.
Rev. Wingless Chickens, Bayou Catholics, and Pilgrim Wayfarers: Constructions of Audience and Tone in O’Connor, Gautreaux, and Percy. By Lamar Nisly. Flannery O’Connor Review 10 (2012): 112-114.
“The Sunset Limited: Text and Film—A Triumph.” Presented at the meeting of the Cormac McCarthy Society, Memphis, TN, October 2015.
“Larry Brown, Harry Crews, and Cormac McCarthy: A Study of Admiration and Influence.” Presented at the annual meeting of the American Literature Association, Boston, May 2015.
Presentation on US. Writers in Florence to participants on a JMU trip to Florence,
Presentation on O’Connor, NoirCon, Philadelphia, October 2014.
"Jesmyn Wade and Michael Farris Smith: “The Devastation of Katrina Presented through
Fiction.” Presented at the annual meeting of the ACAS, New Orleans, October 2014.
"Dean Faulkner Wells’s Every Day By the Sun, A Memoir of the Faulkners Of Mississippi: Surrogate Daughter and Family Historian." Presented at the annual meeting of
MACAPA, Atlantic City, NJ, October 2013.