Faculty Research Series 1: Edgar Allan Poe's War on Terror
Sep 13, 2012
from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
|Where||West Laville Study|
|Contact Name||Granger Babcock|
Honors College students
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Professor Gerald Kennedy is LSU's newest Boyd Professor, which recognizes faculty members who have attained both national and international distinction for outstanding teaching, research, or other creative achievement. The Boyd Professorship is the highest professorial rank awarded by LSU.
Professor Kennedy came to LSU in 1973 and has remained on campus ever since, with the exception of one year in France at the Université de Lille as a Fulbright lecturer. He has written or edited 14 books, and published dozens of scholarly essays, reviews and articles. He also recently appeared in the PBS documentary “Paris: The Luminous Years.”
Kennedy received a Ph.D. from Duke University. His research interests are Edgar Allan Poe, Ernest Hemingway, American expatriate writing and contemporary American short fiction, among other topics. He is currently working on “Writing America’s Narrative: Literary Nationalism in the Age of Poe.” He has served as president and vice president of the Poe Studies Association, and he has served as vice president and member of the board of directors of the Hemingway Foundation. He is a past recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and the National Endowments for the Humanities Fellowship. In 1981, he founded the LSU in Paris program, and in 1998 was named LSU Distinguished Research Master.