Dr. Carol MacCurdy

Carol MacCurdy


Consulting Editor of Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction

​Emeritus 2014


Ph.D. University of South Carolina, 1980
M.A. University of South Carolina, 1975
B.A.  Rhodes College, 1972

Teaching and Research Interests

Twentieth Century American Literature
Contemporary American Fiction
Nineteenth American Literature
Modern Southern Fiction

Selected Publications

The Road: McCarthy’s Unmaking of the American Journey.” In HUSSE Papers 2009: Literature and Culture. Eds. Andrew Rouse and Gabrielle Voo. Institute of English Studies, 2010.

“Masculinity in 3:10 to Yuma: Leonard, Daves, and Mangold Revisited and Revisioned.” QRFV: Quarterly Review of Film and Video Vol. 26.4 (Special Issue on Changing Archetypes in Film): 2009.

"John Hawkes." In DLB: American Novelists Since World War II, Detroit: Gale Publishing Company, 2000.

"John Hawkes' Drama: Innocence on a Limb."  In A Collection of Essays on John Hawkes.  Ed. Stanley Trachtenberg. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1991. 151-162.

Book Review: Reminiscence and Re-Creation in Contemporary American Fiction, by Stacey Olster.  American Literature  (December 1990).

Book Review: Truth and Vision in Katherine Anne Porter's Fiction, by Darlene Unrue. American Literature 58.3 (October 1986).

"A Newly Envisioned World:  Fictional Landscapes of John Hawkes." Contemporary Literature Vol. 27.3 (Fall 1986): 318-335.

"On Moral Fiction:  The Embattled John Gardner."  In Thor's Hammer: Essays on John Gardner.  Ed. Jeff Henderson.  Conway: U of Central Arkansas P, 1985. 135-146.

Awards and Honors  

Fulbright Award to Hungary, 2009
University Distinguished Teaching Award, 1999
Phi Beta Kappa


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