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Kit Hume

Kit Hume

Edwin Erle Sparks Professor Emerita of English
(814) 863-9395
422 Burrowes Building
Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Kit Hume

Spring 2023 Office Hours

no office hours Spring 2022


A.B.ttHarvard Universitytt1967
M.A.ttUniversity of Pennsylvaniat1968
Ph.D.ttUniversity of Pennsylvaniat1971

Professional Bio

My work started in the Middle Ages, but jumped to contemporary fiction, tech writing, sf and fantasy, and helping PhDs hunt for jobs.

Areas of Specialization

American Literature After 1900

My interest lies in writers since 1960. My most recent two books are on Aggressive American Fiction and the way mythology is used and invented in contemporary fiction

Contemporary Literature

Authors I have worked in include Acker, Brautigan, Burroughs, Coover, Gaiman, Kennedy, Powers, Pynchon, Reed, Rushdie, Vizenor, Vonnegut, and Wideman.