Prof. McDuffie cited on The Daily Beast and delivers paper at ALA

Posted by Fernando.Arzola on Monday August 3, 2015

Brad McDuffie, Lecturer in English, led one of a special series of seminars on important American works of literature at the American Literature Association Conference in Boston this past May. His seminar on J. D. Salinger followed up on his groundbreaking critical study of Salinger, “Teaching Salinger's Nine Stories.”

At the conference, Prof. McDuffie also presented a paper, “Class Dismissed,” on Robert Lowell's relationship with Donald Junkins and other poets in Boston in the early 1960s. 

He states, “The conference was a good chance to revisit my writing on Salinger and to introduce the biographical work I have been researching and writing about for the past couple of years.”

To review the ALA conference agenda, click on 2015 Program:


Also, Prof. McDuffie's critically reorienting research into the friendship between J. D. Salinger and Ernest Hemingway was recently cited in an article by Nicholas Mills on The Daily Beast.  Mills cites Professor McDuffie's essays in The Kansas City Star and The Hemingway Review and hyperlinks readers to McDuffie's article in the Star.

About the article, he explains, "it follows a thesis I proposed a few years ago, and it was good to hear from the author recently that he was a 'big fan' of my writing.”

To read Mills article:


Brad McDuffie is a Ph.D. Candidate at  Indiana University of Pennsylvania. His earned his M.A. from State University of New York, New Paltz and B.A. from Nyack College. He also received the 2010 Arts and Sciences Emerging Scholar of the Year.

<<PREV    HOME    NEXT>>