Cheryl B. Lester

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - American Studies, English
Professor Emerita, English and American Studies
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Summary

20th-century African-American and Jewish-American literature, cultural studies and American Studies

Education

Ph.D., English and Comparative Literature, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

M.A., Comparative Literature, University of Southern California

B.A., History and English with Honors, University of Michigan

Teaching Interests

  • 20th-century American Literature and Culture
  • Literary and Cultural Theory
  • William Faulkner: Aging in Literature and Culture

Research Interests

  • 20th-century American Literature and Culture
  • Literary and Cultural Theory
  • William Faulkner

Selected Publications

Lester, Cheryl B. Adaptation of William Faulkner's "Light in August". The Digital Yoknapatawpha Project: a born-digital critical database, network visualization, interactive map, and timeline. Ser. ed. Stephen Railton, Ed. Cheryl Lester, Ed. James B. Carothers et al., Ed. John Padgett, Ed. Elizabeth Cornell, Ed. Chad Jewett. University of Virginia's Digital Media Center, November/December 2014. https://faulkner.drupal.shanti.virginia.edu/.

Lester, Cheryl B. Adaptation of William Faulkner's 'That Evening Sun'. The Digital Yoknapatawpha Project: a born-digital critical database, network visualization, interactive map, and timeline. Ser. ed. Stephen Railton, Ed. Cheryl Lester, Ed. Julie Napolin, Ed. Steven E. Knepper. University of Virginia's Digital Media Center, June 2014. https://faulkner.drupal.shanti.virginia.edu/.

Lester, Cheryl. Mentoring Graduate Students in the Teaching of Introductory Courses. April/May 2013. http://www.cte.ku.edu/portfolios/lester-graduate-mentoring.

Selected Awards & Honors

Conger-Gabel Teaching Professorship
KU English Department
2016 - 2019


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