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The Dean

Donald P. Kaczvinsky

Professor of English

Dean, College of Liberal Arts

Director, School of Literature and Language, 2006--2011

Director, Honors Program


George E. Pankey eminent  Scholar  in English, 2008--Present 

Louisiana Tech Foundation Professor, 2007



Ph.D.  The Pennsylvania State University, English, 1989 
M.A.  University of Virginia, English, 1984 
B.A.  Providence College, English, magna cum laude, 1982


Recent Publication


Durrell and the City:  Collected Essays on Place. Madison, Teaneck:  Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2011.

Lawrence Durrell's Major Novels, or The Kingdom of the Imagination.Selinsgrove, PA:  SusquehannaUniversity Press, 1997.

Recent Articles: 

"Introduction." In Durrell and the City:  Collected Essays on Place. ix-xxiv.
"'Where the Blue Algonquin Flows":  Durrell, New York,     and the American 'Spirit of Place.'" In Durrell and the City:  Collected Essays on Place. 157-70.
"From Alexandria With Love: Durrell, Fleming and the Novel of Espionage, or Durrell in Bondage.”   Deus Loci:  The Lawrence Durrell Journal NS 12 (2010-2011):  18-37.
"Memlik's House and Mountolive’s Uniform:  Orientalism,Ornamentalism and The Alexandria Quartet." Contemporary Literature48.1 (2007):  93-118.
"What is an Honors Student? A Noel-Levitz Survey" Journal of the National CollegiateHonors Council. 8.2 (2007): 87-95.


Courses Taught

English 591:  Introduction to Literary Research and Bibliography
English 583: Joyce
English 575: Modernism/Postmodernism (compressed video course with ULM)
English 583: Graduate Seminar--Postmodern British Fiction
English 583: Graduate Seminar--Yeats, Joyce, & Beckett
English 456: Contemporary British Literature
English 455: Modern British Literature
English 455: Twentieth-Century British Literature
English 412: Twentieth-Century British Novel
English 410:  The British Novel
English 414:  The Victorian Period
English 413:  The Romantic Period
Honors 203:  Foundations of Modern Civilization
English/History 203: Foundations of Modern Civilization (Honors)
English 201:  Introduction to British Literature
English 101H and 102H: Honors Freshman English
English 102:  Freshman Composition--Writing on Literature
English 101:  Freshman Composition--Rhetoric and Composition


Contact Information:

Donald P. Kaczvinsky
College of Liberal Arts
GT Madison 102
Email: dkaczv@latech.edu
Tel #: 257-4805
Louisiana Tech University
Ruston, LA 71272


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