A. Carl Bredahl

Professor Emeritus

A. Carl Bredahl is a graduate of Princeton (BA, 1962) and the University of Pittsburgh (PhD, 1969). He was a member of the UF Department of English from 1970 to 2003, where his area of interest was American literature, particularly the continuity of and contradictions within the American imagination. From 1999–2000 and 2004-05, he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Utrecht, Netherlands.

Professor Bredahl has published on numerous figures in American literature, from Charles Brockden Brown in the late eighteenth century to Tom Wolfe and Ivan Doig today. He is the author of four books: Melville’s Angles of Vision (1972); New Ground: Western American Narrative and the Literary Canon (1989); Hemingway’s Green Hills of Africa: Helix and Scimitar (with Susan Drake, 1990); and Ivan Doig (1999). American literature of the West has been his interest since returning from a Fulbright to India (1982–83); it continues to be the area of his current research.


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