Taylor Hagood: Writer, Lecturer, Professor
Dr. Taylor Hagood, Ph.D., is a unique figure--a mix of public intellectual, educator, writer, entertainer, artist, and many other things. An internationally-renowned scholar on William Faulkner and writers of classic literature, he has held a Fulbright Professorship at the University of Munich and is currently Professor of English and Director of the Study of the Americas Initiative at Florida Atlantic University. As a literary critic he has published six books and over forty articles, winning the prestigious C. Hugh Holman Award for best book in Southern Literary Studies.

His range of experiences, interests, and talents goes far beyond academia to include travel, history, music, art, and more. Born in a town mid-way between Tupelo and Memphis, he is the child of a magician and is both a practitioner and historian of magic. He is also a classical fencer with the Manhattan-based Martinez Academy of Arms . He has worked as a wood carver, oil painter, and piano player. Dr. Hagood has published fiction and poetry and contributes articles to the Palm Beach Post and Throomers , and he has lectured in venues throughout south Florida, including the Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Boca Raton and Jupiter.

Whether as a speaker, writer, professor, or in whatever other role, Hagood combines his experiences in a way that entertains while educating.

For more on Dr. Hagood, see the following articles and interviews:

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