Dr. Sanborn selected for Moody Professorship

Dr. Wallis Sanborn, Associate Professor of English, has been selected for this year’s Moody Professorship.

Dr. Sanborn has demonstrated excellence in leadership in his teaching and service to his discipline and to the entire university. He serves as the MA/MFA Graduate Program Head, Chair of Veteran’s Day Ceremony, and point of contact for the Professional and Technical Writing program. Dr. Sanborn also is an international scholar on the works of Cormac McCarthy. He has been cited over 100 times (as per Google Scholar).

He is the author of “Animals in the Fiction of Cormac McCarthy” (2006) and “The American Novel of War: A Critical Analysis and Classification System” (2012) and the editor of “The Klondike Stampede” (2017). His work has appeared in “They Rode On: Blood Meridian and the Tragedy of the American West,” Gale’s Contemporary Literary Criticism, Harold Bloom’s “Modern Critical Views,” “The Cormac McCarthy Journal, Southwestern American Literature,” “Texas Books in Review,” “Voices de la Luna,” “Iron Horse Literary Review,” and “Concho River Review.” Most recently, he has published “Reconsidering Horses and Horsemanship in Blood Meridian and the Border Trilogy” and the forthcoming “The Vietnam War in No Country for Old Men;” both in “The Cormac McCarthy Journal.”  His next book project, tentatively titled, “The Vietnam War in the Literature of Tim O’Brien,” is forthcoming.

The Moody Professorship is a shared program with the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW). It was established in 1971 through a gift from the Moody Foundation of Galveston. It provides two endowed professorships each year—one at OLLU and one at UIW. Moody professors from both universities present lectures on each campus. The date has not yet been set for Dr. Sanborn’s Moody Lecture.