Taylor Hagood, Ph.D.

LLS Distinguished Professor of Arts and Letters 2013–2014


Taylor Hagood, Ph.D., was the 2013–2014 Lifelong Learning Society Distinguished Professor of Arts and Letters and is Professor of American Literature at Florida Atlantic University. He received his Ph.D. in United States Literature and Culture from the University of Mississippi, where he was the Frances Bell McCool Fellow in Faulkner Studies. Professor Hagood has authored four books: “Faulkner’s Imperialism: Space, Place, and the Materiality of Myth”; “Secrecy, Magic, and the One-Act Plays of Harlem Renaissance Women Writers”; “Faulkner, Writer of Disability” (winner of the C. Hugh Holman Award for Best Book in Southern Studies); and “Following Faulkner: The Critical Response to Yoknapatawpha’s Architect.” In 2009–2010, he was a Fulbright Professor in the Amerika Institut at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany, and he was awarded the 2010–2011 Scholar of the Year Award at the Assistant Professor level.

Eudora and Flannery

Two Women Writers of the South

Two of the greatest women writers of the United States South were Eudora Welty and Flannery O’Connor. In their work, form and content blend effortlessly to create powerful narratives of the nation's most peculiar region. This lecture will offer insights into the biographies of these two quiet but passionate and talented women. It will also delve into their work, highlighting their extraordinary craftsmanship and pondering the themes that have made their work timeless, not just within the context of the South, but also within the nation and the world.
Four Lectures
  1. Flannery O'Connor's Good Folks -
  2. Flannery O'Connor's Not So Good Folks -
  3. Eudora Welty's Funny Dark Stories -
  4. Eudora Welty's Funny Dark Novels -

Course # F4M4 — Last 4 Weeks
Place:Auditorium, Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
Dates:Mondays, November 13, 20, 27; December 4 2017
Time:12 - 1:30 PM
Fee:$40 / member; $60 / non-member

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Hagood Reads the Phone Book: Key West

Following up on his previous “Reading the Phone Book” event about North Mississippi, Taylor Hagood will hold another one-time event, this time focusing on Key West. This island city is one of the strangest and zaniest places in the United States — it also has a strong literary past. From Ernest Hemingway to Tennessee Williams, this unusual city (the largest one in the state at the turn of the 20th century) has a rich history of writers, artists and just plain interesting folks. In this lecture, Hagood will talk about these people’s lives, providing images, anecdotes and insights that will be both educational and entertaining. Be prepared for stories that are by turns funny, sad, weird and perplexing.
Register Early! There is a $5 charge for registering on the day of a one-time lecture or event.

Course # F1M6 — One Time Event
Place:Auditorium, Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
Dates:Monday, December 11 2017
Time:12 - 1:30 PM
Fee:$25 / member; $35 / non-member

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