Taylor Hagood, Ph.D.

LLS Distinguished Professor of Arts and Letters 2013–2014


Literature

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.

Dickens

Charles Dickens was one of the greatest novelists in English literary history. Few writers have ever equaled and perhaps none have ever surpassed him in creating memorable characters and depicting London in the Victorian era. This course discusses Dickens’s life, his art and a selection of his novels.
Six Lectures
  1. Dickens's Life and Times -
  2. "Oliver Twist" -
  3. "David Copperfield" -
  4. "A Tale of Two Cities" -
  5. "Great Expectations" -
  6. "Our Mutual Friend" -

Course # S6M3 — Full 6 Weeks
Place:Auditorium, Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
Dates:Mondays, March 25; April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 2019
Time:2:30 - 4 PM
Fee:$60 / member; $85 / non-member

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Dickens (First Four Weeks Only)

Charles Dickens was one of the greatest novelists in English literary history. Few writers have ever equaled and perhaps none have ever surpassed him in creating memorable characters and depicting London in the Victorian era. This course discusses Dickens’s life, his art and a selection of his novels.
Four Lectures
  1. Dickens's Life and Times -
  2. "Oliver Twist" -
  3. "David Copperfield" -
  4. "A Tale of Two Cities" -

Course # S4M4 — First 4 Weeks
Place:Auditorium, Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
Dates:Mondays, March 25; April 1, 8, 15 2019
Time:2:30 - 4 PM
Fee:$40 / member; $60 / non-member

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Hagood Reads the Phone Book: New Orleans

Few American cities possess the allure, mystery, danger and romance of New Orleans, Louisiana. Conceived in corruption, matured through terrible trials, and finally realized in rare beauty, the city’s languid atmosphere and fine beauty make it a perennial draw. In this one-time lecture, Taylor Hagood will bring the city to life by reminding us of the city’s famous citizens while also telling of the more obscure, but equally fascinating, people who have made their home there.
Register Early! There is a $5 charge for registering on the day of a one-time lecture or event.

Course # S1W3 — One Time Event
Place:Auditorium, Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
Dates:Wednesday, March 20 2019
Time:2:30 - 4 PM
Fee:$25 / member; $35 / non-member

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