Dr Will Brantley

Professor

Dr Will Brantley
615-898-2593
Room 344, Peck Hall (PH)
MTSU Box 70, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison (1991)
  • M.A., Georgia State University (1981)
  • B.A., Georgia State University (1977)

Biography

A native of Atlanta, Dr. Brantley has taught at Georgia Tech and the University of California at Santa Barbara. At MTSU he teaches courses in southern literature, modern American literature, professional writing, and film. He is the author of Feminine Sense in Southern Memoir, which received the Eudora Welty Award for an interpretive work of scholarship in modern letters (1993). He is the editor of Conversations with Pauline Kael (1996) and co-editor of Convers...

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A native of Atlanta, Dr. Brantley has taught at Georgia Tech and the University of California at Santa Barbara. At MTSU he teaches courses in southern literature, modern American literature, professional writing, and film. He is the author of Feminine Sense in Southern Memoir, which received the Eudora Welty Award for an interpretive work of scholarship in modern letters (1993). He is the editor of Conversations with Pauline Kael (1996) and co-editor of Conversations with Edmund White (2017). Recent publications include "Conversing with Kael: Atlanta 1979, and Beyond" in Talking About Pauline Kael: Critics, Filmmakers, and Scholars Remember an Icon (2015), and "Letter-Writing, Authorship, and Southern Women Modernists" in The Oxford Handbook to the Literature of the U.S. South (2016). In 1997, Brantley co-founded the Carson McCullers Society to promote critical appreciation of McCullers and her work. 

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