Dean presents talk at University of Oxford

Dr. Donald P. Kaczvinsky, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and the George E. Pankey Eminent Scholar in English at Louisiana Tech University, presented a talk at “The Place of Memory and Memory of Place” International Conference June 22 at the University of Oxford.

The Conference was organized by the London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and aims to spark new conversations across the field of memory and place studies. Kaczvinsky’s paper, entitled “‘Like a Big Tall Effort at Dignity’: Graham Swift’s Last Orders and the Chatham Naval Memorial,” contrasts Swift’s Booker-Award winning novel with Faulkner’s American classic, As I Lay Dying, providing an intertextual reading focused on the theme of generational and national memory.

Kaczvinsky has written extensively on the twentieth-century novel and teaches courses on Modern and Contemporary British Literature, as well as a graduate course on Research and Bibliography.