Panthea Reid

Panthea Reid has been an NEH Fellow, a Fulbright lecturer, an Honorary Fellow of Birkbeck College, University of London, and President of the South Central MLA. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, she is Emerita Professor of English at Louisiana State University. She has retired to Princeton, NJ, to work on her biography of Tillie Olsen and to write short fiction and non-fiction.
Reid is the author of Art and Affection: A Life of Virginia Woolf (Oxford, 1996) and editor of Conversations with Ellen Douglas (Mississippi, 2000). She has written the Virginia Woolf essay for the new Encyclopaedia Britannica.
Under the name Panthea Reid Broughton, she authored William Faulkner: The Abstract and the Actual (LSU, 1974) and edited The Art of Walker Percy (LSU, 1979). Reid is also the author of numerous literary articles and reviews.

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Literary Biography:
Reid's illustrated article,"Tillie Olsen: Utterances on the Side of Life," (DoubleTake, Spring 2000) serves as a preview of the biography of Olsen Reid is writing.
In "William Faulkner's War 'Wound': Reflections on Writing and Doing" (Virginia Quarterly Review, Fall, 1998), Reid examines her feelings about Faulkner's pretended World War I wound and her father's actual wound.

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