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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30

12:30 - 1:45 P.M., HYDE GALLERY

Presentation and Lecture

STEVEN FRYE

CORMAC McCARTHY SCHOLAR

Professor of English at California State University, Bakersfield, Dr. Steven Frye is

one of the foremost authorities on the works of American author Cormac

McCarthy, as well as a respected scholar of Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville and

other American Romantic novelists and the literature of the American West.  A

Ph.D. graduate of Purdue University and President of the Cormac McCarthy

Society, Frye is the author of the acclaimed Understanding Cormac McCarthy and

editor of the 2011 Cambridge Companion to Cormac McCarthy, a collection of

critical essays on the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning author that

is considered one of the most comprehensive treatments of McCarthy's fiction to

date.

Dr. Frye has also published several creative works of his own in journals like The

New Orphic Review and South Carolina Review.

Interest in Rhode Island native Cormac McCarthy has grown in recent years after

several of his novels, The Road, Children Of God, and No Country For Old Men,

were adapted to motion pictures; No Country For Old Men won four Academy

Awards, including Best Picture.   McCarthy has authored more than ten novels,

plays, and screenplays, and received a U.S. National Book Award as well as a

National Book Critics Circle Award for his 1992 novel, All the Pretty Horses.  In

2010, McCarthy's 2006 novel, The Road, was listed by Time Magazine, as one of

the 100 best fiction and non-fiction books of the last decade.  Foremost literary

critic Harold Bloom has named Cormac McCarthy one of the four preeminent

American novelists of his time, and McCarthy is now being considered as a

candidate for Nobel Prize in Literature.  His next novel, The Passenger, is

expected to be released shortly.

Websites

Steven Frye's Official CSU Homepage

http://www.csub.edu/~sfrye/

The Official Website of the Cormac McCarthy Society

http://www.cormacmccarthy.com/

Cormac McCarthy, on Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cormac_McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy's The Road, on Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Road

Works by Cormac McCarthy

Novels

The Orchard Keeper. Vintage,1965. ISBN 9780679728726

Outer Dark. Vintage, 1968. ISBN 9780679728733

Child of God. Vintage, 1973. ISBN 9780679728740

Suttree. Vintage, 1979. ISBN 9780679736325

Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West. Vintage, 1985. ISBN

9780679728757

All the Pretty Horses. Vintage, 1992. ISBN 9780679744399

The Crossing. Vintage, 1994. ISBN 9780679760849

Cities of the Plain. Knopf, 1998. ISBN 9780679747192

No Country for Old Men. Vintage, 2005. ISBN 9780375706677

The Road. Vintage, 2006. ISBN 9780307387899

Short fiction

Wake for Susan (1959)[44]

A Drowning Incident (1960)[45]

Drama

The Gardener's Son (Screenplay). The Ecco Press, 1976. ISBN 9780880014816

The Stonemason (A Play). Knopf Doubleday, 1995. ISBN 9780679762805

The Sunset Limited (A Play). 2006. ISBN 9780307278364

Books by Steven Frye

The Cambridge Companion to Cormac McCarthy. Cambridge University Press,

March 2013.

Crosscurrents: Reading in the Disciplines (co-produced with Eric Carl Link).

Pearson, August 2012.

Understanding Cormac McCarthy. University of South Carolina Press.

Understanding Contemporary American Literature Series. Ed., Matthew J.

Bruccoli. University of South Carolina Press, 2009. ISBN 9781611170184

Historiography and Narrative Design in the American Romance: A Study of Four

Authors. Edwin Mellen Press, 2002. ISBN 9780773474383

Critical Insights: The Tales of Edgar Allan Poe. Salem Press, 2009. ISBN

9781587656170

Critical Insights: The Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe. Salem Press, 2010. ISBN

9781587657054

Poe Studies/Dark Romanticism: History, Theory, Interpretation. A Special

Festschrift Edition in Honor of Professor G. R. Thompson, Emeritus of Purdue

University. Co-Edited with Eric Carl Link. Spring 2008.

Steven Frye's Scholarly Works, In Anthologies and Serial

Publications

“Melville and Metaphysics,” Critical Insights: Herman Melville,” EBSCO Publishing

and Salem Press (2103).

“Naturalism and Religion.” The Oxford Handbook to Literary Naturalism. Oxford

University Press (Fall 2010).

“Yeats’ “Sailing to Byzantium” and McCarthy’s No Country for Old Men: Art and

Artifice in the New Novel.” No Country for Old Men: From Novel to Film, reprinted

from The Cormac McCarthy Journal. 2009).

“Cormac McCarthy’s ‘World in its Making’: Romantic Naturalism in The Crossing.”

Studies in American Naturalism (Summer 2007).

Melvillian Skepticism and Alternative Modernity in “The Lightening-Rod Man.” Poe

Studies/Dark Romanticism: History, Theory, Interpretation (Spring 2008).

“Presley’s Pretense: Irony and Epic Convention in The Octopus.” American

Literary Realism (Spring 2007).

“Naturalism, Transcendentalism, and the American Landscape: An Undergraduate

Course.” American Literary Naturalism: A Newsletter Sponsored by the Frank

Norris Society October 2006.

“Yeats’ “Sailing to Byzantium” and McCarthy’s No Country for Old Men: Art and

Artifice in the New Novel.” The Cormac McCarthy Journal (Summer 2006).

“Fate without Foreknowledge: Style and Image in the Late Naturalism of Suttree.

The Cormac McCarthy Journal (Spring 2007).

“Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven, the ‘Alternative’ Western, and the American

Romance Tradition.” Journal x: A Journal of Culture and Criticism. University of

Mississippi (Autumn 2002).

“Wilderness Typology, American Scripture, and the Interpreter’s Eye: The Interior

Landscapes of McCarthy’s Western Novels,” Cormac McCarthy: Uncharted

Territories/Territoires Inconnus. Presses Universitaires de Reims. Université de

Reims Champagne-Ardenne (2003).

“Shamans and Savages: History, Historiography, and the Figure of the Mexican in

Cormac McCarthy’s The Border Trilogy.” Journal of Indo-American Studies (Fall

2002).

“Foundations of the New Traditionalism.” Co-authored with Eric Carl Link. The

Midwest Quarterly. Pittsburg State University (Spring 2003).

“Academic Writing in the Humanities: An Option for Literature Trained Ph.D.’s.” Co-

authored with Eric Carl Link. Teaching Composition/Teaching Literature. Peter

Lang (2003).

“Fitzgerald’s Catholicism Revisited: The Eucharistic Element in The Beautiful and

Damned.F. Scott Fitzgerald: New Perspectives. Eds. Jackson Bryer, Alan

Margolies and Ruth Prigozy. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2000.

“Bakhtin, Dialogics, and the Aesthetics of Ambiguity in Melville’s Piazza Tales.”

Leviathan (Fall 1999).

“’Manifest Ambivalence’: Cooper’s The Last of the Mohicans and the

Historiography of Hegel and Herder.” The Kentucky Review (Summer 1999).

“History, Postmodernism, and the Novel: A Reconsideration.” The Centennial

Review (Winter 1998).

“Constructing Indigeneity in a Popular Literature: Postcolonial Dynamics in

Brockden Brown’s Monthly Magazine and American Review. American Studies

(Fall 1998).

“Simms’s The Yemassee, American Progressivism, and the Dialogue of History.”

The Southern Quarterly (Spring 1997).

Steven Frye's Creative Works, In Anthologies and Serial

Publications

“Evensong,” The New Orphic Review (Fall 2006).

“Epitaph.” The South Carolina Review (Spring 2004).

“Cave Painting.” The South Carolina Review (Spring 2002).

Steven Frye's Introductions, Headnotes, Encyclopedia Articles,

Reviews

“The Literature of War.” Continuum Encyclopedia of British Literature. Eds. Steven

Serafin and Valerie Grosvenor Myer. New York: Continuum Publishing (2003).

“Samuel Beckett.” Continuum Encyclopedia of British Literature. Eds. Steven

Serafin and Valerie Grosvenor Myer. New York: Continuum Publishing (2003).

“The West.” Encyclopedia of American Literature. Ed. Steven Serafin. New York:

Continuum Publishing (1999).

“John Trumbull.” Encyclopedia of American Literature. Ed. Steven Serafin. New

York: Continuum Publishing (1999).

“Rebecca Harding Davis.” Encyclopedia of American Literature. Ed. Steven

Serafin. New York: Continuum Publishing (1999).

“Zane Grey.” Encyclopedia of American Literature. Ed. Steven Serafin. New York:

Continuum Publishing (1999).

“Mark Van Doren.” Encyclopedia of American Literature. Ed. Steven Serafin. New

York: Continuum Publishing (1999).

“Thomas McGuane.” Encyclopedia of American Literature. Ed. Steven Serafin.

New York: Continuum Publishing (1999).

“Wallace Stegner.” Encyclopedia of World Literature. Ed. Steven Serafin. New

York: St James (1998).

“Thomas McGuane.” Encyclopedia of World Literature. Ed. Steven Serafin. New

York: St James (1998).

“Cormac McCarthy.” Encyclopedia of World Literature. Ed. Steven Serafin. New

York: St. James (1998).