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Victor H. StrandbergVictor H. Strandberg  

Office Location: 315 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: +1 919 684 2741
Email Address: vhs@duke.edu
Web Page: http://dukespace.lib.duke.edu/dspace/handle/10161/2840/browse?authority=0095895&type=author

Teaching (Spring, 2024):

  • English 269.01, Classics of am lit, 1820-1860 Synopsis
    Allen 326, MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
  • English 372s.01, Modern american poetry Synopsis
    Reuben-coo 329, MW 11:45 AM-01:00 PM

Office Hours:

Spring 2024 Semester:

Tuesdays 1:00-2:30 pm (315B Allen), by appointment, including every night on Zoom between 8:00-11:00 pm.


Ph.D., Brown University

M.A., Brown University

A.B. (Phi Beta Kappa, High Honors in English), Clark University

B.A., Clark University

American Literature
Modern to Contemporary
Victor Strandberg has published The Poetic Vision of Robert Penn Warren (Kentucky, 1977), Religious Psychology in American Literature: The Relevance of William James (Studia Humanitatis, 1981), and A Faulkner Overview: Six Perspectives (Kennikat Press, 1981), together with numerous essays on American literature. His most recent book is Greek Mind/Jewish Soul: The Conflicted Art of Cynthia Ozick (University of Wisconsin Press, 1994). Every sabbatical year he has spent a semester abroad teaching American Literature, as a Fullbright professor at the Universities of Uppsala, Louvain, and Mannheim, and in spring 2001 in the Czech Republic. He has also taught at Kobe College in Japan and in Marrakech, Morocco. His publications are available online via the Duke Libraries.

Curriculum Vitae
Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Strandberg, V. "Robert Penn Warren and Democracy." Literary Matters 14.1 (2021)
  2. Strandberg, VH. "Adventures in Selfhood: Robert Penn Warren's Portraits of the Artist." Five Points: a journal of literature and art  (2018): 208-218.
  3. Strandberg, V. "Cynthia Ozick and the Christian Reader." Roots of Passion: Essays on Cynthia Ozick. Slote Lumina Press, 2016. 37-61.  [abs]
  4. Strandberg, VH. "Review of three books on Faulkner." Modern Fiction Studies 35 (February, 2014): 283-86.
  5. Strandberg, V. Crackpots on Parade: The Nether Side of Genius & Transgressive Deconstructions.  2010.  [abs]

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