John J. Seydow, Ph.D.
B.A., La Salle University; M.A., Ph.D., Ohio University
I teach American literature primarily, and am interested especially in Hawthorne, Faulkner, Hemingway, and other nineteenth- and twentieth-century fiction writers. I also teach the contemporary novel, focusing on figures as diverse as Margaret Atwood, Tom Robbins, Anne Tyler, John Updike, Tim O'Brien, and Carl Hiaasen. In addition to introductory courses — college literature and short fiction — I also enjoy teaching about American dreams and American Nightmares. I regularly offer a course in advanced expository writing ("How a Writer Works").
OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY:
For the past fifteen years I have been active in the Hemingway society and its publications, The Hemingway Review and The Hemingway Newsletter. Recently, I have written and lectured on the fiction of South Florida. I am also interested in the unique collection of Vietnam War novels in La Salle's Connelly Library.