American Studies: Co-coordinator
Classes: Composition, Selected Topics in Literature, American Literature II, African American Literature, Modern and Contemporary Fiction, William Faulkner, and American Studies
Andrew Leiter’s research interests include modern American literature, literary and popular representations of the American South, and multicultural intersections of the South and other regions.
He has published essays on William Faulkner, Robert Penn Warren, Jean Toomer, Erskine Caldwell, Flannery O’Connor, and Zora Neale Hurston, as well as In the Shadow of the Black Beast: African American Masculinity in the Harlem and Southern Renaissances (LSU Press, 2010). He is editor of Southerners on Film: Essays on Hollywood Portrayals Since the 1970s (McFarland, 2011), and (with Christopher Rieger) Faulkner and Hurston (Southeast Missouri State UP, 2017) and the forthcoming Faulkner and Hemingway. He is currently engaged in two larger research projects; one features William Faulkner and the other features American presidential birthplaces.