Frank Lentricchia

Katharine Everett Gilbert Professor Emeritus of Literature

External address: 
101 Science Bldg. (e. Campus), Buchanan and Trinity, Durham, NC 27701
Internal office address: 
Box 90670, 101 Science Bldg. (e. Campus), Durham, NC 27708-0670
Phone: 
(919) 684-6172

Received his Ph.D. from Duke in 1966 and is Katherine Everett Gilbert Professor of Literature and Theater Studies. He has taught at UCLA, UC Irvine and Rice. His chief interests lie in American literature, history of poetry, modernism, the aesthetics of reading, and the history and theory of criticism. His major publications include The Gaiety of Language: An Essay on the Radical Poetics of W.B. Yeats and Wallace Stevens (1968), Robert Frost: Modern Poetics and the Landscapes of Self (1975), After the New Criticism (1980), Criticism and Social Change (1983), Ariel and the Police (1988), Critical Terms for Literary Study (1990), Introducing Don DeLillo (1991), New Essays on White Noise (1991), The Edge of Night (1994) Modernist Quartet (1994), Johnny Critelli and The Knifeman (1996), The Music of the Inferno (1999), Lucchesi and The Whale (2001), Close Reading: The Reader (2002), Modernist Lyric in the Culture of Capital (2002), Crimes of Art and Terror (2003) and The Book of Ruth (2005). He was editorial chair of South Atlantic Quarterly for five years.

Education

  • Ph.D., Duke University 1966
  • M.A., Duke University 1963
  • B.A., Utica College 1962

Lentricchia, F. The Accidental Pallbearer. Melville House, 2013.

Lentricchia, F. Close Reading: The Reader. Ed. F Lentricchia and A DuBois. Duke University Press, 2003.

Lentricchia, F. Don DeLillo’s White Noise. Philadelphia, 2003.

Lentricchia, F. The Italiam-American Reader. Ed. B Tonelli. William Morrow, 2003.

Lentricchia, F. "Dissent from the Homeland". Duke University Press, 2003.

McAuliffe, J, Lentricchia, F, Lentricchia, F, and McAuliffe, J. Crimes of Art and TerrorCrimes of Art and Terror. University of Chicago Press, 2003.

Lentricchia, F. The Penguin Book of Italian-American Writing. Ed. R Barreca. New York, 2002.

Pages

Lentricchia, F. ""Tales of the Electronic Tribe"." Don DeLillo’s White Noise. Philadelphia, 2003.

Lentricchia, F. "Johnny Critelli." The Italian American Reader. Ed. B Tonelli. William Morrow, 2003.

Lentricchia, F. "Sitdown at the Heartland Hotel." The Penguin Book of Italian-American Writing. Ed. R Barreca. New York, 2002.

Lentricchia, F. "Don DeLillo’s Primal Scenes." White Noise: Text and Criticism. Ed. M Osteen. New York: Penguin Books, 1998.

Lentricchia, F. "The Redemptive Imagination." Modern Critical Views: Robert Frost. Ed. H Bloom. Chelsea House, 1989.

Lentricchia, F. "Foucault’s Legacy: A New Historicism?." The New Historicism. Ed. HA Veeser. Routledge, 1989.

Lentricchia, F. "Analysis of Burke’s Speech." The Legacy of Kenneth Burke. Ed. HW Simons and T Melia. University of Wisconsin Press, 1989.

Lentricchia, F. "The ’Life’ of a Humanist Intellectual." The Academic’s Handbook. Duke University Press, 1988.

Lentricchia, F. "The Return of William James." The Current in Criticism. Purdue University Press, 1987.

Lentricchia, F. "On the Ideologies of Poetic Modernism, 1890-1913: The Example of William James." Reconstructing American Literary History. Ed. S Bercovitch. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1986.

Pages

Lentricchia, F. "The Italian Actress." (2008).

Lentricchia, F. "Modern American Lyric in the Culture of Capital." Cambridge History of American Literature (2003). (Academic Article)

Lentricchia, F. "DeLillo and/or Aristotle." South Atlantic Quarterly (2003). (Academic Article)

Lentricchia, F. "DeLillo and/or Aristotle." South Atlantic Quarterly (2000). (Academic Article)

Lentricchia, F. "Islas Malvinas." London Review of Books (1999). (Academic Article)

Lentricchia, F. "Lucchesi: His Life in Art." London Review of Books (1998). (Academic Article)

Lentricchia, F. "No More Whining." London Review of Books (1997). (Academic Article)

Lentricchia, F. "From ’Johnny Critelli’." Scribner Magazine (1996). (Academic Article)

Lentricchia, F. "Last Will and Testament of an Ex-Literary Critic." Lingua Franca (1996). (Academic Article)

Lentricchia, F. "Christmas 1987." Harper’s (1993). (Academic Article)

Pages

Lentricchia, F, and Issue, . "South Atlantic Quarterly: Special Issue." (2004).

Lentricchia, F. ""Dissent from the Homeland: Essays after 9/11"." South Atlantic Quarterly (September 2002).