Dr. Patricia Bradley

Professor

Dr. Patricia Bradley
615-904-8128
Room 350, Peck Hall (PH)
MTSU Box 70, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2001)
  • M.A., Austin Peay State University (1992)
  • B.A., David Lipscomb University (1974)

Areas of Expertise

  • Adolescent Literature
  • English Education
  • 19th and 20th Century American Literature
  • Southern Literature

Publications

  • Bradley, Patricia. "Robert Penn Warren's Band of Angels ." In The Facts on File Companion to the American Novel. Ed. Abby H.P. Werlock. Vol. 1. New York : Facts on File, Inc., 2006. 101-03.
  • ___. " The Birth of Tragedy and The Awakening : Influences and Intertextualities" Southern Literary Journal 37.2 (Spring 2005): 40-61.
  • ___. "The Clown, the Acrobat, and the Ring Master: Robert Penn Warren's 'The Circus in the Attic' as...
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  • Bradley, Patricia. "Robert Penn Warren's Band of Angels ." In The Facts on File Companion to the American Novel. Ed. Abby H.P. Werlock. Vol. 1. New York : Facts on File, Inc., 2006. 101-03.
  • ___. " The Birth of Tragedy and The Awakening : Influences and Intertextualities" Southern Literary Journal 37.2 (Spring 2005): 40-61.
  • ___. "The Clown, the Acrobat, and the Ring Master: Robert Penn Warren's 'The Circus in the Attic' as Personal Myth." rWp: An Annual of Robert Penn Warren Studies (Spring 2003): 47-74.
  • ___. "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall" and "The Grave" forthcoming in The Facts on File Companion to the Short Story, ed. Abby Werlock.
  • ___. "Louis Sachar." Twentieth-Century Children's Writers . 4th ed. Ed. Laura Standley Berger. Detroit: St. James Press, 1995. 837-38.
  • ___. "Mark Twain's 'Carnival of Crime' and Anxieties of Influence." Kentucky Philological Review 12 (March 1997): 20-28.
  • ___. "Nathaniel Hawthorne in the Attic: Robert Penn Warren's 'The Circus in the Attic' and Critical (Auto)biography." Nathaniel Hawthorne Review 29.2 (Fall 2003): 38-49.
  • ___. "Paula Danziger" and "Irene Hunt." Twentieth-Century Young Adult Writers . Ed. Laura Standley Berger. Detroit: St. James Press, 1994. 171-73 and 312-14.
  • ___. Review of Thomas Wolfe: When Do the Atrocities Begin?, by Joanne Marshall Mauldin. Forthcoming in Studies in the Novel, Spring 2009.
  • ___. "'Rip Van Winkle' and ' Shiloh ': Why Resisting Readers Still Resist." Critique 48.2 (Winter 2007): 137-148.
  • ___. Robert Penn Warren's Circus Aesthetic and the Southern Renaissance.University of Tennessee Press, 2004. Nominated for the Warren-Brooks Award for Outstanding Literary Criticism.
  • ___. "Robert Penn Warren , Thomas Wolfe, and the Problem of Autobiography." South Carolina Review 38.2 (Spring 2006): 136-45. Rpt. in Robert Penn Warren: Genius Loves Company. Ed. Mark Royden Winchell. Clemson, SC: Clemson U Digital, 2007. 13-22.
  • ___. "Robert Penn Warren, the Weight of Agrarianism, and the Popular Audience: Choosing Sides during America's Culture Wars of the 1920s, '30s, and '40s." Forthcoming from Mississippi Quarterly.
  • ___. "The Three Ring Self: Robert Penn Warren's Circus Personae." Kentucky Philological Review 11 ( March 1996): 14-18.
  • ___. " The Unifying Pauline Sub-Text of Nathaniel Ward's The Simple Cobler of Aggawam ." Early American Literature 34.1 (1999): 32-47; winner of UTK's John C. Hodges Award for Outstanding Scholarship, September 1998.
  • ___. "The University of Tennessee, Knoxville." In The Companion to Southern Literature . Ed. Joseph Flora and Lucinda MacKethan. Baton Rouge : LSU Press, 2001. 892-93.

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Presentations

  • "From Persephone to 'Circe': Welty Has Her Say." Presented in Jackson, MS, at the Eudora Welty Society Conference and Centennial Celebration, April 16-19, 2009.
  • "Robert Penn Warren, Race, and Writing after Faulkner." Presented in Atlanta at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, November 9-11, 2007.
  • "Love's Labor Lost?: The Patented Gate, the Mean Hamburger, and the Literary Guild." Presented in Birmingham at the Society for the Study of Southern Literature...
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  • "From Persephone to 'Circe': Welty Has Her Say." Presented in Jackson, MS, at the Eudora Welty Society Conference and Centennial Celebration, April 16-19, 2009.
  • "Robert Penn Warren, Race, and Writing after Faulkner." Presented in Atlanta at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, November 9-11, 2007.
  • "Love's Labor Lost?: The Patented Gate, the Mean Hamburger, and the Literary Guild." Presented in Birmingham at the Society for the Study of Southern Literature, March 2006.
  • "Lois Lenski's Indian Captive : Cultural Work and the Life of Mary Jemison," presented as part of the Children's Literature Discussion Group session at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, GA, November 4-6, 2005.
  • "‘Shiloh' and ‘Rip Van Winkle': Why Judith Fetterley's Resisting Reader Still Matters," presented at the Tennessee Philological Association, David Lipscomb University , February 24-26, 2005.
  • "Conspiracy of/to Silence: White Male Paranoia and the Persistence of the Captivity Narrative Form in William Faulkner's Sanctuary ," presented as part of the American Literature I session at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Roanoke , VA , November 12-14, 2004.
  • ____ and Jill Hague. "The Cultural and Literary Persistence of the Indian Captivity Narrative," presented as part of the Women's Studies Research Series, MTSU, September 23, 2004.
  • "Kate Chopin and Wallace Stevens: The Nietzschean Intertext," to be presented at the yearly meeting of the Tennessee Philological Society in Columbia, TN, February 2004.
  • "Displaced Feminism in Caroline Gordon's ‘The Captive,'" to be presented at the meeting of the Society for the Study of Southern Literature in Chapel Hill, NC, in March 2004.
  • "Secrets and Lies in Eudora Welty's The Robber Bridegroom," presented at the annual meeting of the American Literature Association in Cambridge, MA, May 2003.
  • "Caroline Gordon's ‘The Petrified Woman' and the Southern Circus Intertext," presented at the annual meeting of the Tennessee Philological Association at Travecca College, March 2003.
  • "Katherine Anne Porter and the Southern Circus Intertext," presented at the American Literature Association in Cambridge, MA, 24-27 May 2001.
  • "‘Dolan's Cadillac' and ‘The Cask of Amontillado': Stephen King's New Wine in Edgar Allan Poe's Old Bottles," presented at the Kentucky Philological Association at Georgetown, KY, 3-4 March 2001.
  • "‘Arcs of the Sawdust Circle': Robert Penn Warren's Literary Friendships and the Southern Circus Intertext," presented at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association in Birmingham, AL, 10-12 November 2000.
  • "The Circus as Southern Intertext: William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury," presented at the Society for the Study of Southern Literature in Orlando, FL, 7-9 April 2000.
  • "Laughing at What Terrifies: Eudora Welty Goes to the Circus," presented at the twenty-seventh annual meeting of the Kentucky Philological Association in Owensboro, KY, 3-4 March 2000.
  • "Nathaniel Hawthorne in the Attic: Robert Penn Warren's ‘Circus' and Literary (Auto)biography," presented at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association in Atlanta, GA, 5-7 November 1999.
  • "Robert Penn Warren and Toni Morrison: The Circus, Southern History, and Initiation into Time," presented at the annual meeting of the Robert Penn Warren Circle at Western Kentucky University, 23-25 April 1999; winner of the Circle's Eleanor Clark Award, April 1999.
  • "Of Men and Manners: Fanny Kemble's Georgia Journal," presented at the Kentucky Philological Association at the University of Louisville, 5-6 March 1999.
  • "‘The foul rag and bone shop' of Bolton Lovehart: Robert Penn Warren's ‘Circus' as Personal Mythology," presented at the annual meeting of the Robert Penn Warren Circle in Clarksville, TN, 25-26 April 1998.
  • "From Nietszche to Natchitoches: Kate Chopin's The Awakening and The Birth of Tragedy," presented at the twenty-fifth annual meeting of the Kentucky Philological Association at Northern Kentucky University, 6-7 March 1998.
  • "Lois Lowry's The Giver: Science Fiction, Dystopian Fiction, and Allegory," presented at the Second Biennial Conference on Modern Critical Approaches to Children's Literature in Nashville, TN, 10-12 April 1997.
  • "Mark Twain's ‘Carnival of Crime' and Anxiety of Influence," presented at the Kentucky Philological Association at Eastern Kentucky University, March 1997.
  • "The Three Ring Self: Robert Penn Warren's Circus Personae," presented at the Kentucky Philological Association at Morehead State University, March 1996.
  • "Paula Danziger and the Creation of the Child," presented at the First Biennial Conference on Modern Critical Approaches to Children's Literature in Nashville, TN, 20-22 April 1995.
  • "Inflections and Innuendoes in Wallace Stevens's Poetry," presented at the Tennessee Philological Association at The University of Tennessee, Martin, February 1995.
  • "Robert Penn Warren's ‘Nathaniel Hawthorne,'" presented at the third annual meeting of The Robert Penn Warren Circle and The Robert Penn Warren Center, Western Kentucky University, April 1993.
  • "Images of History and ‘The Circus in the Attic,'" presented at A Hometown Symposium for Robert Penn Warren, Austin Peay State University, October 1987.

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Awards

  • 1999: Eleanor Clark Award for "Robert Penn Warren and Toni Morrison: The Circus, Southern History, and Initiation into Time," presented by the Robert Penn Warren Circle.
  • 1997: John C. Hodges Award for Exceptional Scholarship for "The Unifying Pauline Sub-Text of Nathaniel Ward's The Simple Cobler of Aggawam," presented by the Department of English at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  • 1995-96: National Alumni Scholarship, presented by the University of Tennessee National Alumni Association.