Bob Batchelor

Bob Batchelor is James Pedas Professor of Communication and Executive Director of the James Pedas Communication Center at Thiel College.

"John Updike had a brilliantly sustained career as the most honored American writer of his generation. We have long needed a comprehensive discussion of Updike’s accomplishment that situates it in the changing cultural contexts of his time. Bob Batchelor shrewdly contextualizes Updike with a wide-ranging, keen understanding of both Updike’s complex canon and his skill at balancing art and celebrity."
-- Donald J. Greiner, Carolina Distinguished Professor of English, Vice Provost, and Dean Emeritus, University of South Carolina

Gatsby: The Cultural History of the Great American Novel (November 2013)

“Poignant, penetrating, and persuasive! Gatsby is an exemplary literary/cultural study and must reading for anyone interested in literature during America’s richest literary period.”
--Phillip Sipiora, editor of The Mailer Review

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