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If you have enrolled in one of my current classes:

Please carefully review your syllabus and familiarize yourself with my course policies, especially concerning issues such as attendance and essay standards and requirements. Specific reading schedules and assignment due dates will be announced in class or posted online and you will need to record that information on the copy of the syllabus that you print.

Or here’s a brief Bio: 

As a Professor of American literature, I specialize in post-1900 fiction, literature of the South, and Louisiana writers. I also occasionally teach an awesome science fiction class. in which we have fun discussing literary portrayals of historical paradigm shifts as well as imaginative and clever renderings of controversial social issues. I have published many essays, reviews, book chapters, and a book on figures such as Walker Percy, William Faulkner, Cormac McCarthy, Robert Penn Warren, Carson McCullers, Ralph Ellison, Richard Ford, Lewis Nordan, quite a bit on John Kennedy Toole, and some on Thomas Bell, Charles Olson, and Stuart Dybek. My writing has appeared mostly in the Mississippi Quarterly, the Southern Quarterly, the Faulkner Journal, the South Central Review, and the Arkansas Review. My work has appeared in books by Louisiana State University Press and the University of Alabama Press, and in a digital edition by eBooks on EBSCOhost, which is accessible online through almost all university libraries worldwide. Most recently, one of my essays on William Faulkner, Cormac McCarthy, and Frederic Nietzsche has been reprinted and made available through the global service known as The Free Library, which is especially significant to me in the sense that no purchase or subscription is required, no on-site visit at a university library is required, and no enrollment at a college or university and no tuition is required. Google easily translates the document into any language. Thus anyone in the world only needs an Internet connection and a thirst for higher education to access it. My work has also been quoted in many scholarly books, including ones by the presses of University of Georgia, University of Tennessee, University of Alabama, Louisiana State University, Wesleyan University, and Oxford University Press. I taught at Louisiana Tech University for almost 20 years, where I was an endowed professor. Further, I have also taught at Texas A&M University, Louisiana State University, and Alcorn State University, all representing a diverse career of university teaching spanning 25 consecutive years.

I can be contacted at the following email address: || R.W. Rudnicki, PhD     



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