Dr. Thomas Bonner, Jr.

Professor of English Emeritus
Formerly Kellogg Professor of English, and Chair
Ph.D., Tulane University, 1975
M.A., Tulane University, 1968
B.A., Southeastern Louisiana University, 1965

Specialties: American Literature (Poe, Chopin, Faulkner), World Literature

Thomas Bonner, Jr., who has taught at Xavier University since 1971, has interests in a wide range of literature, writing, and culture. The most challenging course that he teaches is World Literature I: Ancient through Renaissance literature. In his American surveys he has an interest in establishing both aesthetic and intellectual connections among the texts from different historical periods. In writing he enjoys helping students find their voices and choosing the forms to express their ideas. Like Chaucer's country parson, who practices what he preaches, Professor Bonner feels the same obligation as a teacher. As a result, he continues to discover new writing and to rediscover well established literary texts. Thus, he writes literary criticism, fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. He is often amused with himself, although he rarely admits it.

Professor Bonner may be contacted at: (504) 520-7481 or by e-mail at tbonner@xula.edu