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Victor H. StrandbergVictor H. Strandberg  

Office Location: 315 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 684-2741
Email Address: vhs@duke.edu
Web Page: https://www.udemy.com/courses/search/?q=strandberg

Teaching (Fall, 2021):

  • English 290s.01, Sp top in lang. & lit Synopsis
    Allen 318, TuTh 01:45 PM-03:00 PM
  • English 390-1.01, Single amer author (top) Synopsis
    Allen 326, TuTh 10:15 AM-11:30 AM

Office Hours:

Fall 2021 Office Hours:

Mondays 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. and by appointment.


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, VH. "Adventures in Selfhood: Robert Penn Warren's Portraits of the Artist." Five Points: a Journal of Literature and Art  (2018): 208-218.
  2. Strandberg, VH. "Review of three books on Faulkner." Modern Fiction Studies 35 (February, 2014): 283-86.
  3. Strandberg, VH. "Image and Persona in Warren’s ’Early’ Poetry." Mississippi Quarterly 37 (2013): 135-39. [6034]
  4. Strandberg, VH. "The Fiction of Reynolds Price." Blackwell Encyclopedia of 20th Century AmericanFiction.  2008. 
  5. Strandberg, VH. "Review of Mark Twain and The Spiritual Crisis of His Age." Christianity and Literature Ed. Contino, PJ; Mullins, M. 57.2 (Winter, 2008): 318-322.

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