Braudy, Leo 1941-

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BRAUDY, Leo 1941-

PERSONAL: Born June 11, 1941, in Philadelphia, PA; son of Edward and Zelda (Smith) Braudy; married Susan Orr (an editor), August 27, 1964 (divorced December 13, 1973); married Dorothy McGahee (a painter), December 24, 1974. Education: Swarthmore College, B.A., 1963; Yale University, M.A., 1964, Ph. D., 1967.

ADDRESSES: Home—207 Woodlawn Rd., Baltimore, MD 21210. Office—Department of English, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218. Agent—Maxine Groffsky, 2 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10011.

CAREER: Yale University, New Haven, CT, instructor in English, 1966-68; Columbia University, New York, NY, assistant professor, 1968-70, associate professor, 1970-73, professor of English, 1973-76; Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, professor of English, beginning 1977.

MEMBER: Modern Language Association of America, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.

AWARDS, HONORS: Guggenheim fellow, 1971-72; American Council of Learned Societies grant, 1971.


Narrative Form in History and Fiction: Hume, Fielding, and Gibbon, Princeton University Press (Princeton, NJ), 1970.

Jean Renoir: The World of His Films, Doubleday (New York, NY), 1972.

(Editor and author of introduction) Norman Mailer: A Collection of Critical Essays, Prentice-Hall (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1972.

(Editor and author of introduction) Focus on Shoot the Piano Player, Prentice-Hall (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1972.

The World in a Frame, Doubleday (New York, NY), 1976.

(Editor, with Morris Dickstein, and author of introduction) Great Film Directors: A Critical Anthology, Oxford Book Co., 1978.

The Frenzy of Renown: Fame and Its History, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 1986.

Native Informant: Essays on Film, Fiction, and Popular Culture, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 1991.

(Editor, with Gerald Mast and Marshall Cohen) Film Theory and Criticism: Introductory Readings, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 1992.

From Chivalry to Terrorism: War and the Changing Nature of Masculinity, Knopf (New York, NY), 2003.

Contributor to books, including Harvard Guide to Contemporary American Writing, edited by Daniel Hoffman, Belknap Press of Harvard (Cambridge, MA), 1979.



Yale Review, winter, 1971.*