Hobson, Fred Colby, (Jr.)

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HOBSON, Fred Colby, (Jr.)

HOBSON, Fred Colby, (Jr.). American, b. 1943. Genres: Literary criticism and history. Career: University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, assistant professor to professor of English, 1972-86; Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, professor of English and co-ed. of Southern Review, 1986-89; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Lineberger Professor of English, and co-ed. of Southern Literary Journal, 1989-. Former editorial writer, Journal and Sentinel, Winston-Salem, NC. Co-recipient, Pulitzer Prize, 1970. Publications: Serpent in Eden: H.L. Mencken and the South, 1974; Southern Myth-making: The Savage and the Ideal, 1978; Tell about the South: The Southern Rage to Explain, 1983; The Southern Writer in the Post-Modern World, 1990; Mencken: A Life, 1994; But Now I See: The White Southern Racial Conversion Narrative, 1999. EDITOR/CO-EDITOR: Literature at the Barricades: The American Writer in the 1930's, 1982; South-Watching: Selected Essays of Gerald W. Johnson, 1982; H.L. Mencken's Thirty-Five Years of Newspaper Work, 1994; The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology, 1998; South to the Future: An American Region in the Twenty-First Century, 2001. Address: Dept of English, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3520, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]