Louisiana State University; Southern Review
Baton Rouge, LA
Language and literary scholar; Educator; Editor
Humanities and Arts
Literature and Language Studies
Research and publications focus on autobiography as a literary mode. He has produced theoretical works on the subject as well as bringing thought about autobiography to bear on issues of modern poetry and in African and African-American literature. He edits The Southern Review in a manner intended to maintain the standards and tradition established by the journal's founders, Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren.