What great news on both counts!  The dissertation sounds like a terrific project--looking forward to learning from it.  UIUC will be a great place to be.

All best,

On Thu, Aug 24, 2017 at 10:20 AM, Smith, Elaine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Well done, Barry. Congratulations on both of these achievements.
Elaine Smith

On 24 Aug 2017, at 16:34, Diane Prenatt <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Congratulations, Barry!


Diane Prenatt


From: 5 Bank Street: The Listserv for Willa Cather Scholars [mailto:[log in to unmask]UNL.EDU] On Behalf Of Barry Hudek
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Dear Bankstreeters,

I am pleased to announce two things:

1) The completion of my dissertation, "Book of Empire: the Political Bible of U.S. Literary Modernism." Among my chapters on William Faulkner, and Zora Neale Hurston, my Cather chapter explores Cather's allusions to the Book of Kings, Psalm 47, and The Prince of the House of David in My Antonia as a way of better understanding the novel's position on U.S. nativism and U.S. imperialism.



2) I am joining the English Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a Lecturer. This is a 3/3 composition post (including Business and Technical Writing) annually-contracted and renewable.

Looking forward to seeing you at future conferences in Red Cloud and Virginia!


Barry Hudek

Richard H. Millington
Helen and Laura Shedd Professor of
  English Language and Literature
Smith College
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