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Dennis B. Ledden

Dennis B. Ledden

Assistant Teaching Professor of English

215 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes

Office Hours:

  • FALL 2017:
  • M W 11:15 - 12:15
  • H 1:35 - 2:35


  1. B.S., Pennsylvania State University
  2. M.A., University of Pittsburgh
  3. Ph.D, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Professional Bio

A Hemingway scholar, my interest in the iconic American author was originally triggered by a course I took as a Penn State undergraduate on the modern American novel taught by the late Philip Young. My general research area, however, is nineteenth and twentieth century American Prose, with additional research interests in the translated works of Latin American and Russian authors. By employing multi-racial feminist and masculinity theory, I am most interested in examining a text's same-race and interracial romantic relationships. My literary research has appeared in such publications as Literary Encyclopedia, Cincinnati Romance Review, and The Hemingway Review. I will read my paper on Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls during next July's International Hemingway Society conference in Paris. My essay, “Pauline Pfeiffer’s Safari Journal and Hemingway’s Composition of ‘The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber,’” a paper I presented during last summer's SSML conference at Michigan State, is scheduled for publication in the fall, 2018 issue of The Hemingway Review. Publications in which my poems have most recently appeared include Gulf Coast Writers and California Quarterly.

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