Marc Dudley



Marc appears in Hemingway, Ken Burns's documentary uncovering the man behind the myth of one of America’s greatest and most complicated writers. Hemingway from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick premieres April 5, 2021. More info


Understanding James Baldwin

The University of South Carolina Press, 2019


Teaching Hemingway and Film. Marc Dudley and Cam Cobb, Eds. Kent State University Press, 2022.

Winesburg, Ohio, Sherwood Anderson. Norton Critical Edition, W.W. Norton and Co., 2022.

Understanding Ralph Ellison. University of South Carolina Press, 2023.

A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway. Norton Critical Edition, W. W. Norton and Co., 2024.


"New World Order, Old World Ways: Hemingway's Colonialism and Postcolonialism," in The New Hemingway. Eds. Suzanne del Gizzo and Kirk Curnutt. Cambridge University Press, September 2020.

"Reading Between the (Color) Lines: Teaching Race in Hemingway's 'The Battler (expanded),'" Hemingway’s Short Stories Reflections on Teaching, Reading, and Understanding Ed. Fred Svoboda. Kent State University Press, Nov 2019.

"Reading Between the (Color) Lines: Teaching Race in Hemingway's 'The Battler,'" Teaching Hemingway and Race. Ed. Gary Holcomb. Kent State University Press, Oct 2018.

Killin’ em with Kindness: ‘The Porter’ and Hemingway’s Racial Cauldron," The Hemingway Review. 29.2 (Spring 2010): 28-45.


TV: CBS Morning Show. Correspondent Mark Whitaker talks with filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, and with Hemingway scholar Marc Dudley, about re-examining the larger-than-life writer in the age of #MeToo.

TV: WEDU PBS Metrofocus. Hemingway co-director Ken Burns joins us along with the series’ Senior Producer Sarah Botstein and by North Carolina State University English Professor Marc Dudley with a look inside the mind of Hemingway.

FILM: Hemingway from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick Uncover the man behind the myth of one of America’s greatest and most complicated writers.

PODCAST: "One True Podcast" (Sponsored by The Hemingway Society): A Conversation about Toni Morrison, Ernest Hemingway, and Race in American Letters

PODCAST: WUNC's "The State of Things" about the continued relevance of James Baldwin.

While Marc Dudley’s specialization is Twentieth Century American literature, with particular emphasis on Modern fiction and American culture (fiction and cultural studies of the 1910s-1950s), he splits his literary devotion to the “standard” canon with African American literature. And his interests include the writings of contemporary novelists as well, including those of Philip Roth, Caryl Philips, and Paule Marshall. Sherwood Anderson, Ernest Hemingway, Toni Morrison, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Percival Everett, Cormac McCarthy, Richard Wright, Charles Chesnutt, Flannery O’Connor, Ishmael Reed, and Zora Neale Hurston are also among his favorites. Dr. Dudley’s primary scholarly concerns are issues of race and identity as they relate to notions of Americana. His research interests also include narrative construction as it relates to ontology in African American fiction, the intersection (of narrative technique) in film and literature, and American history and popular culture of the 1920s and 1930s especially. In Hemingway, Race and Art: Bloodlines and the Color Line, he investigates Ernest Hemingway’s rarely recognized, life-long interest in race.