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John Grammer

Professor of English and Director of the School of Letters
B.A., Vanderbilt University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia

jgrammer@sewanee.edu

Grammer has taught classes in British and American Literature, American Studies, and Sewanee’s interdisciplinary Humanities Program. His academic research principally concerns the literature and intellectual history of the U.S. South, from the age of Thomas Jefferson to the present.

Born and raised in Texas, Professor Grammer received his B.A. at Vanderbilt University and his Ph.D. at the University of Virginia. He has taught classes in British and American Literature, American Studies, and Sewanee’s interdisciplinary Humanities Program. His academic research principally concerns the literature and intellectual history of the U.S. South, from the age of Thomas Jefferson to the present.

Grammer's 1996 book Pastoral and Politics in the Old South won the C. Hugh Holman Award as the best book of the year in Southern literary study. His essays and reviews have appeared in American Literary HistoryThe Southern Literary JournalThe Sewanee Review and other journals, and in such books as The Dictionary of Literary BiographyThe Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, and Blackwell's Guide to the Literature and Culture of the American South. Formerly chair of the English Department, he now serves as Director of the Sewanee School of Letters, the University's summer graduate program in literature and creative writing.