Peter Lurie, associate professor of English and film studies at the University of Richmond, has been awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Studies teaching fellowship at the University of Warsaw, Poland.

He has proposed to teach courses such as "Race and Cinema" about representations of blackness and Native Americans; "Modernisms," which treats the development and expansion of Anglo-American modernism from its roots in authors like Joseph Conrad, James Joyce and Virginia Woolf through American poetry and other media such as painting and film; and a Faulkner seminar.

Lurie, who will be in Warsaw during the spring 2015 semester, has taught at the University of Richmond since 2004. He also has taught at Oxford University and Harvard. He has been a guest lecturer at Rennes University 2 in France and at Uppsala University in Sweden. In 2009–10 he was a Fellow at the National Humanities Center, Research Triangle, N.C.

He also has a forthcoming book, “American Obscurantism: History and the Visual in American Literature and Film” (Oxford University Press). He previously published “Vision’s Immanence: Faulkner, Film and the Popular Imagination” (Johns Hopkins University Press). In September, a collection of essays he edited for the University Press of Mississippi, “Faulkner and Film: Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha 2010,” will be released.

He received a B.A. from Brown University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Boston University. 

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Associate Professor of English
Coordinator, Film Studies Program