Bert Hitchcock, Professor, received his PhD from Duke University. He specializes in nineteenth-century American literature and Southern literature, with additional particular interest in the short story and nature writing. Recent courses he has taught include The Novels of William Faulkner and The Legacy of Old Southwest Humor.
The author of Richard Malcolm Johnston in the Twayne's United States Authors Series, he is the co-editor of American Short Stories and has contributed entries and essays on American writers to a number of reference books, including the Dictionary of Literary Biography, Reference Guide to American Literature, Contemporary Fiction Writers of the South, Companion to Southern Literature, World Book Encyclopedia, and Southern Writers: A New Biographical Dictionary. His most recent publications are on the work of Joseph Glover Baldwin and Erskine Caldwell, nineteenth- and twentieth-century Southern writers.
He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Alabama Humanities Foundation, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and presently serves as President of the South Atlantic Moden Language Association (SAMLA).
He is the recipient of the 2001 Eugene Current-Garcia Award for Distinguished Alabama Literary Scholar and the 2006 Humanities Award from the Alabama Humanities Foundation.
[contributor] The Companion to Southern Literature. Louisiana State University Press, 2002.
[co-editor] American Short Stories. 7th ed. Addison Wesley Longman, Inc., 2002.
[co-editor] De Remnant Truth: The Tales of Jake Mitchell and Robert Wilton Burton. University of Alabama Press, 1991.
Richard Malcolm Johnston. G.K. Hall & Co., 1978.
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