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Dr. Peter  Lurie
Dr. Peter Lurie
Associate Professor of English

Peter Lurie has taught at Oxford University, where he was a Fellow at Keble College (2003-05), and at Harvard in the History and Literature program (2001-03). His teaching and research interests include William Faulkner, Film Studies, nineteenth and twentieth century American literature, and Modernism. He has taught courses in the English Department at Richmond on Faulkner’s major fiction, twentieth century American poetry, American genre cinema, and literature and film, as well as general education and introductory courses on American literature and on cinema.

Grants and Fellowships
National Humanities Center Fellow, 2009-2010

American Obscurantism: History and the Visual in American Literature and Film, Oxford University Press, forthcoming.

Faulkner and Film: Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha 2010, ed. with Ann J. Abadie, University Press of Mississippi, forthcoming.


"Faulkner's Literary Historiography: Color, Photography, and the Accessible Past," Philological Quarterly, 90, no. 2&3 (2012): 229-253.

"Querying the Modernist Canon: Historical Consciousness and the Sexuality of Suffering in Faulkner and Hart Crane." The Faulkner Journal Special Issue: Faulkner, Memory, and History, 20:1&2 (fall 2004/spring 2005).

"'Some Trashy Myth of Reality’s Escape': Romance, History, and Film Viewing in Absalom, Absalom!" American Literature 73:3 (September, 2001).


"'The Eye's Self': Region/Nation/Frame in Faulkner's Cinematic Modernism," Faulkner and Film: Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha 2010, ed. Peter Lurie and Ann J. Abadie, University Press of Mississippi, forthcoming.

"Inside and Outside Southern Whiteness: Film Viewing, the Frame, and the Racing of Space in Yoknapatawpha," Faulkner and Whiteness, ed. Jay Watson, University Press of Mississippi, 2011.

"Faulkner’s Sexualized City: Modernism, Commerce, and the (Textual) Body," Faulkner’s Sexualities: Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha 2007, ed. Donald Kartiganer. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2010.

"The French Faulkner: Vision, Instrumentality, and Sanctuary's 'Lake of Ink'." Transatlantic Visions: The American South in Europe, Europe in the American South, ed. Waldemar Zacharasiewicz and Richard Grey. Vienna: The Austrian Academy of Sciences, 2007.

"Cinematic Fascination in Light in August." The Blackwell Companion to Faulkner, ed. Richard Moreland. Oxford: Blackwell Press, 2006.

"Faulkner and Cultural Studies." The Companion to William Faulkner Studies, ed. Charles A. Peek, Robert Hamblin.  Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2004.

Ph.D., Boston University 2001
M.A., Boston University 1992
B.A., Brown University 1988
Comparative Literature
Contact Information
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(804) 289-8318
(804) 289-8313 (Fax)