Kenneth K. Brandt

Kenneth K. Brandt

Kenneth K. Brandt

  • B.A., Sewanee: The University of the South
  • M.A., Florida State University
  • Ph.D., Florida State University
First year at SCAD:

"The enjoyment that comes from sharing knowledge and discussing literature and ideas with students."


Editorship, The Call: The Magazine of the Jack London Society

Awards, recognition and honors

Two-time recipient of a Savannah College of Art and Design Presidential Fellowship, Mellon Foundation Fellow 2005


The Jack London Society, The American Literature Association, The Ernest Hemingway Society

Publications and presentations

  • "Preface to Special Section on Jack London"-Lead piece in American Literary Realism, 1870-1910 (Spring 2011) for special issue on Jack London and Into the Wild
  • "Getting Grundy With Jack London's Over-reporting in The Road. American Literary Naturalism Newsletter
  • "London's Fiction Technique and his Use of Schopenhauer as the 'Motif Under the Motif' in 'The Law of Life,'" Eureka Studies in Teaching Short Fiction,
  • "Saying What He Means: Linguistic Proportion in the Poetry of Charles Bukowski." Notes on Contemporary Literature
  • "Repudiating the 'Gladiatorial Theory of Existence': Tom King's Ethical Development in Jack London's 'A Piece of Steak,'" Aethlon: Journal of Sports Literature,
  • "Using Visual Interpretive Analysis in Teaching Joyce Carol Oates's "Naked." Eureka Studies Teaching Short Fiction
  • "Robinson Jeffers's 'People and a Heron.'" The Explicator

Previous Positions

Instructor, Florida State University

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 168: American Moderns: 1900-1945
  • ENGL 278 Angelheaded Hipsters: Beat Generation Writers
  • ENGL 363: Hardboiled: The Noir Literary Tradition