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Here’s a brief bio: As a Professor of American literature at Louisiana Tech University, I specialize in post-1900 fiction, literature of the South, and Louisiana writers. I also 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 poor 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 writing has appeared in books by Louisiana State University Press and the University of Alabama Press, and in a digital edition by NetLibrary, which is accessible online through almost all university libraries. Most recently, one of my essays on William Faulkner 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 is required. My work has also been quoted in many scholarly books, including ones by the university presses of Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana State, Wesleyan, and Oxford University Press. I have taught at Louisiana Tech for about 20 years now, but I have also taught at Texas A&M University, Louisiana State University, and for two years at one HBCU, Alcorn State University.
Robert Walter Rudnicki, PhD || rwrudnicki.com
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