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Jared L. Stark
Associate Professor of Literature

Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

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Daniel Spoth received his PhD from Vanderbilt University, and has held teaching appointments there as well as at Hendrix College and the University of Central Arkansas. His primary research and teaching interests are Southern literature (particularly Faulkner), modern American poetry (particularly Pound, Williams, and Stevens), and the American novel. He has given conference papers and published articles on topics as diverse as German translations of Absalom, Absalom! under the Nazi regime, the rhetoric of nuclear annihilation in Richard Powers' The Time of Our Singing, bestial hybrids in John Haines' poetry, and hunting the wily wooly mammoth in Jack London's short fiction. A native of Palmer, Alaska, he holds a special part of his heart in reserve for place-based and ecocritical writings, not to mention adventure-packed tales of grisly death in stark Arctic settings. He is currently working on a book manuscript dealing with postmodern conceptions of place in Southern literature.

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Boats and Books

Associate Professor of Literature Dr. Jared Stark takes his class out on Eckerd's pontoon boat to discuss Patricia Highsmith's The Talented Mr. Ripley.

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