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Brad Bannon

Brad Bannon

Brad Bannon

Senior Lecturer

1202 McClung Tower
Phone: (865) 974-0382
Fax: (865) 974-6926


Brad Bannon is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is the author of Jonathan Edwards, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and the Supernatural Will in American Literature (Routledge, 2019), and co-editor with John Vanderheide of Cormac McCarthy’s Violent Destinies: The Poetics of Determinism and Fatalism (University of Tennessee Press, 2018). He has also published essays in The Cormac McCarthy Journal, The Journal of the History of Ideas, and James Joyce Quarterly.


  • B.A., Saint Michael’s College, 2003
  • M.A., University of Vermont, 2008
  • Ph.D., University of Western Ontario, 2012

Regularly Taught Courses

  • English 101: English Composition I
  • English 102: English Composition II- Inquiry Into American Horror
  • English 231: American Literature I- Colonial Era to the Civil War
  • English 237: Honors American Literature I- Colonial Era to the Civil War
  • English 253: Introduction to Fiction
  • English 254: Themes in Literature- Horror and Ecstasy in American Literature
  • English 298: Honors Writing and Research
  • English 303: American Cultures- Suspicious Minds, Spectral Evidence