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Faculty: Frank Lentricchia  

Frank Lentricchia
Title: Katharine Everett Gilbert Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Office Location: 101 Science Bldg. (E. Campus), Buchanan and Trinity, Durham, NC 27701
Office Phone: +1 919 684 6172
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  • Ph.D., Duke University, 1966
  • M.A., Duke University, 1963
  • B.A., Utica College, 1962

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Received his Ph.D. from Duke in 1966 and is Katherine Everett Gilbert Professor of Literature and Theater Studies. He has taught at UCLA, UC Irvine and Rice. His chief interests lie in American literature, history of poetry, modernism, the aesthetics of reading, and the history and theory of criticism. His major publications include The Gaiety of Language: An Essay on the Radical Poetics of W.B. Yeats and Wallace Stevens (1968), Robert Frost: Modern Poetics and the Landscapes of Self (1975), After the New Criticism (1980), Criticism and Social Change (1983), Ariel and the Police (1988), Critical Terms for Literary Study (1990), Introducing Don DeLillo (1991), New Essays on White Noise (1991), The Edge of Night (1994) Modernist Quartet (1994), Johnny Critelli and The Knifeman (1996), The Music of the Inferno (1999), Lucchesi and The Whale (2001), Close Reading: The Reader (2002), Modernist Lyric in the Culture of Capital (2002), Crimes of Art and Terror (2003) and The Book of Ruth (2005). He was editorial chair of South Atlantic Quarterly for five years.

Recent Publications   (More Publications)


  • Lentricchia, F. The gaiety of language: An essay on the radical poetics of W. B. Yeats and wallace stevens.  University of California Press, April, 2023 (1-213 pp.).  [abs]
Articles in a Journal
  • Lentricchia, F. "From ’Last Will and Testament’." Scribner Magazine  (Fall 1996).
  • Lentricchia, F. "Ezra Pound’s American Book of Wonders." South Atlantic Quarterly  (Spring 1993).
  • Lentricchia, F. "Patriarchy Against Itself–The Young Manhood of Wallace Stevens." Critical Inquiry  (Summer 1987).
  • Lentricchia, F. "Reflections on the Return of William James." Cultural Critique  (Fall 1986).
Curriculum Vitae

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