Landrum, Larry N.
LANDRUM, Larry N.
Male; children: two. Education: Purdue University, B.A., 1965, M.A., 1967; Bowling Green State University, Ph.D., 1973.
Office—Department of English, Michigan State University, 222 Morrill Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824-1036. E-mail—[email protected].
Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1973—, began as assistant professor, professor of English, 1984—.
Modern Language Association, Popular Culture Association, Midwest Popular Culture Association.
(Editor with Ray B. Browne and William K. Bottorff) Challenges in American Culture, Bowling Green University Popular Press (Bowling Green, OH), 1970.
(Editor with Pat Browne and Ray B. Browne) Dimensions of Detective Fiction, Popular Press (Bowling Green, OH), 1976.
American Popular Culture: A Guide to Information Sources, Gale (Detroit, MI), 1982.
American Mystery and Detective Novels: A Reference Guide, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1999.
Advisory editor, Journal of Popular Culture, 1967-85; bibliographer, Journal of Popular Film, 1972—.
Larry N. Landrum is a specialist in American popular culture and detective fiction. He has edited and compiled several reference texts on the subjects, including American Popular Culture: A Guide to Information Sources and American Mystery and Detective Novels: A Reference Guide. American Popular Culture ranges widely through some forty odd categories, including folklore, sports, entertainment, and advertising. Its projected audience includes students of American studies, popular literature, and cultural trends. A Choice reviewer found the work "a useful addition for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students." D. W. Madden, also reviewing in Choice, called American Mystery and Detective Novels "an indispensable resource" containing "quite a bit that is new and rewarding."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Choice, March, 1983, review of American Popular Culture: A Guide to Information Sources, p. 958; November, 1999, D. W. Madden, review of American Mystery and Detective Novels: A Reference Guide, p. 537.
Library Journal, December 1, 1976, Sheila Pepper, review of Dimensions of Detective Fiction, p. 2490.*