Academic Affairs

Alex Vernon, Ph.D.

Alex Vernon - headshot 2020

Alex Vernon, Ph.D.

M.E. and Ima Graves Peace Distinguished Professor of English

He/Him/His vernon@hendrix.edu Fausett Hall Office 10, second floor (501) 450-1258 Dr. Vernon's Website

Biography

Alex Vernon teaches post-1900 American literature as well as writing. He is the author of two memoirs,  most succinctly bred  (2006) and  The Eyes of Orion: Five Tank Lieutenants in the Persian Gulf War  (1999; Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Book Award); two books of literary criticism/history,  Soldiers Once and Still: Ernest Hemingway, James Salter, and Tim O'Brien  (2004) and  Hemingway's Second War: Bearing Witness to the Spanish Civil War  (spring 2011); the cultural study  On Tarzan  (2008); and four edited collections,  Arms and the Self: War, the Military, and Autobiographical Writing  (2005);  Approaches to Teaching the Works of Tim O'Brien (2010); Critical Insights: War  (2012); and  Teaching Hemingway and War  (2016).

He received a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship (NEH) for 2020-2021 to work on a biography of Tim O'Brien. Other ongoing projects include Reading Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls : Glossary and Commentary , for Kent State University Press. From 2017-2019, he led a local program for veterans as well as the general public, funded by the NEH's "Dialogue on the Experience of War" program.

Academic Background

  • B.S., United States Military Academy, 1989
  • M.A., University of North Carolina, 1994
  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 2001

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