Novel Sounds: The American Novel in the Age of Rock and Roll. (Columbia University Press, forthcoming 2018)
"Poetry into Media in the U.S. South: New Criticism and Contemporary Form in William Faulkner's The Town." Contemporary Literature 55.1 (Spring 2014): 32-57
“The Rock Novel and Jonathan Lethem’s The Fortress of Solitude” Nonsite.org. January 2013.
Fellow, The National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, NC (2016-2017)
Fellow, The Institute for Arts and Humanities, UNC-Chapel Hill (Spring 2013)
"Instituting 'The Daemon Lover' in Literature in Rock." MSA Annual Convention. Pasadena, CA (Novelber 2016)
“Novel Sounds: William Styron and Lead Belly.” University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI (March 2016)
"The Rock Novel and the Diminished Self." MLA Annual Convention. Boston, January 2013.
"Jonathan Lethem and the Rock Novel." Post•45 Confernece. Stanford University, Palo Alto CA. November 2012.
Keynote Introduction: Steve Earle. “Post•45 @ the Rock Hall.” The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland. April 2011.
Co-Chair. “Post•45 @ the Rock Hall,” The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland. April 2011.
The National Humanities Center announces the second installment of its public program Novel Sounds: American Fiction in the Age of Rock and Roll, to be held at the Center March 3, 2017. This conference, Novel Sounds II, will provide a forum for examining rock and roll as a literary form of expression crucially shaping our national heritage. Panelists will explore the surprising reciprocity between the apparently irreverent form of rock and roll and serious literature. Although the birth of rock dates to the mid-1950s, Novel Sounds examines the relationship as it has been developing since the emergence of the ballad form itself.
The program features Grammy Award winner Steve Earle in concert, presented by Carolina Performing Arts, at the University of North Carolina’s Memorial Hall. Our keynote panel March 3 will feature Mr. Earle in a discussion with rock historian Peter Guralnick and novelist Roddy Doyle.
Novel Sounds will be convened by Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature Florence Dore (UNC), together with the National Humanities Center. Professor Dore is author of a monograph series of the same title.
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1999