The Gordon B. Hinkley Lecture in British Studies presents J. Paul Hunter on How to Make a Good Eighteenth-Century Novel: The Example of Tom Jones.
Professor Hunter is internationally regarded as one of the most important scholars of eighteenth-century British literature. He is a recipient of numerous awards for the quality and range of work, and has published numerous books and scholarly essays.
J. Paul Hunter
J. Paul Hunter is the Barbara E. and Richard J. Franke Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago and now teaches spring semesters in the English Department at the University of Virginia. He is the author of the Norton Introduction to Literature (9th edition, 2006), The Reluctant Pilgrim, Occasional Form, and Before Novels (which won the Gottschalk Prize in 1991).
Professor Hunter has held (among others) Guggenheim, NEH, and National Humanities Center Fellowships, and currently is writing a history of the Anglophone couplet, tentatively titled Sound Argument. He has been a senior adviser to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation since 1999.
Vincent P. Pecora
Gordon B. Hinckley Professor of British Literature and Culture
Vincent P. Pecora joins the English Department at the University of Utah after teaching for twenty years at UCLA. He works primarily in the areas of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century literature, critical theory, and intellectual history. He is currently serving as department chair.