Kaczvinsky presents paper in Louisville

Feb 22, 2010 | General News

Dr. Donald Kaczvinsky, a professor of English, recently presented a paper at the 2010 Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900.

Kaczvinsky ‘s paper, “‘The Riddle of the Birth and Sex Life of the European Eel”: Intertextuality in Graham Swift’s ‘Waterland,’” explored the role of place in Swift’s award winning novel and proposed an intertextual link between Swift’s setting of the fenland in East Anglia and Yoknapatawpha County in William Faulkner’s novels. The paper also developed an “environmental” poetics based on the mysterious reproductive habits of the European eel, a topic discussed in the central chapter of “Waterland.”

Kaczvinsky is the George E. Pankey Eminent Scholar in English and director of the School of Literature and Language.

Written by Judith Roberts