Victor H. Strandberg

Professor with Tenure

Office: 
315 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
90015
Phone: 
(919) 684-3976
Email: 
Office Hours: 
  By appointment, and Fridays, 1:00-2:30.  Contact by email any time or by home phone evenings, 919-732-4998.

Victor Strandberg has published The Poetic Vision of Robert Penn Warren (Kentucky, 1977), Religious Psychology in American Literature: The Relevance of William James (Studia Humanitatis, 1981), and A Faulkner Overview: Six Perspectives (Kennikat Press, 1981), together with numerous essays on American literature. His most recent book is Greek Mind/Jewish Soul: The Conflicted Art of Cynthia Ozick (University of Wisconsin Press, 1994). Every sabbatical year he has spent a semester abroad teaching American Literature, as a Fullbright professor at the Universities of Uppsala, Louvain, and Mannheim, and in spring 2001 in the Czech Republic. He has also taught at Kobe College in Japan and in Marrakech, Morocco.

Education

  • Ph.D. 1962, Brown University
  • M.A. 1959, Brown University
  • A.B. (Phi Beta Kappa, High Honors in English) 1957, Clark University
  • B.A. 1957, Clark University

Strandberg, VH. The Conflicted Art of Cynthia Ozick. U of Wisconsin P, 1994.

Strandberg, VH. A Faulkner Overview: Six Perspectives. The Kennikat P, 1981.

Strandberg, VH. The Poetic Vision of Robert Penn Warren. The UP of Kentucky, 1977.

Strandberg, VH. A Colder Fire: The Poetry of Robert Penn Warren. U of Kentucky P, 1965.

Strandberg, VH. "The Fiction of Reynolds Price." Blackwell Encyclopedia of 20th Century AmericanFiction. 2008.

Strandberg, VH. "Robert Penn Warren." Southern Writers: A New Biographical Dictionary. Ed. JL Flora and A Vogel. Louisiana State University Press, 2006.

Strandberg, VH. "The Goyen-McCullers Freak Show." A Goyen Companion. Ed. I Malin. 2003. (Essay)

Strandberg, VH. "Cynthia Ozick." Contemporary Novelists. Ed. D Kirkpatrick. London: St. James Press, 2003.

Strandberg, VH. "RPW and Herman Melville." book assembled for Melville Society and RPW Circle joint symposium papers. 2003.

Strandberg, VH. "Dimming the Enlightenment: Thomas Pynchon’s Mason & Dixon." Pynchon and Mason & Dixon. Ed. B Horvath and I Malin. U of Delaware P, 2000. 100-111.

Strandberg, VH. "Robert Penn Warren and the New Paradigm: A Case Study of the Birds." The Legacy of Robert Penn Warren. Ed. D Madden. Louisiana State UP, 2000. 155-174.

Strandberg, VH. "Nabokov and the ’Prism of Art’." Torpid Smoke: The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov. Ed. SG kelman and IE Malin. Amsterdam, Netherlands; Rodopi, 2000. 246-246.

Strandberg, VH. "William Faulkner and A Rose for Emily (two entries)." Reference-Guide to Short Fiction. London: St. James Press, 1993.

Strandberg, VH. "A Tree, A Rock, A Cloud." Reference Guide to Short Fiction. London: St. James Press, 1993.

Pages

Strandberg, VH. "Image and Persona in Warren’s ’Early’ Poetry." Mississippi Quarterly 37 (2013): 135-39.

Strandberg, VH. "Review of Mark Twain and The Spiritual Crisis of His Age." Ed. PJ Contino and M Mullins. Christianity and Literature 57 (2008): 318-322. (Review)

Strandberg, V. ""T. S. Eliot Passes In Review: T. S. Eliot: The Contemporary Reviews."." Ed. JS Brooker. The Sewanee Review Summer 2005, Volume CXIII (2005): lxxvi-lxxix. (Review)

Strandberg, V. "Review of Jay Parini, One Matchless Time: A Life of William Faulkner." (November 2004): 496-496. (Review)

Strandberg, V. "T.S. Eliot: The Contemporary Reviews." Ed. JS Brooker. American Critical Archives 10 (2004): 600-600. (Review)

Strandberg, VH. "Cormac McCarthy." Ed. J Parini. (2003). (Essay)

Strandberg, V. "The Religious/erotic poetry of Reynolds Price." Studies in the Literary Imagination 35.1 (December 1, 2002). (Review)

Strandberg, V. "Surplus theory in the cultures market." Academic Questions 13.1 (March 2000): 34-38. Full Text

Strandberg, VH. "Brother to Dragons: Poem/Play/Film." Mississippi Quarterly (1994).

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