Wood, Gerald C. 1944-

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WOOD, Gerald C. 1944-

PERSONAL: Born March 22, 1944, in Valparaiso, IN; son of Carl F. and Gertrude M. Wood; divorced, 1990; children: Timothy C., Sarah C. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Wabash College, A.B., 1966; University of Florida, Ph.D., 1971. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Lutheran. Hobbies and other interests: Running, golf, listening to blues music, restoring his house.

ADDRESSES: Home—1015 Old A. J. Highway, New Market, TN 37820. Offıce—Department of English, Box 71971, Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City, TN 37760; fax: 865-471-3502. E-mail—[email protected] edu.

CAREER: Writer. Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City, TN, began as assistant professor, became professor of English, 1971—, department head, 1985—. University of Tennessee, visiting associate professor, 1982 and 1985.

MEMBER: Modern Language Association of America, Association of Departments of English, Popular Culture/American Culture Association, National Council of Teachers of English, Byron Society (member of American committee), Popular Culture Association in the South, South Atlantic Modern Language Association, South Atlantic Association of Departments of English.

AWARDS, HONORS: Visiting scholar at University of Iowa, 1979-80; James Still fellow at University of Kentucky, 1992-93; John Stephenson fellow of Mellon Foundation and Appalachian College Association, 1995; summer fellow of National Endowment for the Humanities at Columbia University, 1999.


(Editor) Selected One-Act Plays of Horton Foote, Southern Methodist University Press (Dallas, TX), 1989.

Galbraith Springs (film), broadcast by WSJK-TV, 1992.

(Editor) Horton Foote: A Casebook, Garland Publishing (New York, NY), 1998. Horton Foote and the Theater of Intimacy, Louisiana State University Press (Baton Rouge, LA), 1999.

Conor McPherson: Imagining Mischief, Liffey Press (Dublin, Ireland), 2003.

Contributor to books, including Recasting: Gone with the Wind in American Culture, edited by Darden Pyron, University Presses of Florida (Miami, FL), 1983; Handbook of American Film Genres, edited by Wes D. Gehring, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1988; and The World Is Our Home, University Press of Kentucky (Lexington, KY), 2000. Contributor to periodicals, including Literature/Film Quarterly, Journal of American Drama and Theatre, Christianity and Literature, Post Script, Byron Journal, Keats-Shelley Journal, and Appalachian Heritage.

SIDELIGHTS: Gerald C. Wood once told CA: "My primary writing has been critical and interpretive work in literature and film. I have published on, for example, Lord Byron and satire, the horror film, and contemporary American movies. In the last ten years or so I have focused on an edition of the one-act plays of Horton Foote, a casebook on his writing, and a critical study of him. Collateral with this academic work, I also write screenplays, especially adaptations of writers from Southern Appalachia, and I have directed one independent film for regional public television."

Wood later added: "Most recently I have studied contemporary playwrights, especially those who have also written and directed for film."