Lawrence E. Hussman


Lawrence E. Hussman is Professor Emeritus at Wright State University in Dayton Ohio.  Professor Hussman specializes in American literary naturalism. Among his published books are Dreiser and His Fiction: A Twentieth-Century Quest, Harbingers of a Century: The Novels of Frank Norris, Counterterrorist, and Danger’s Disciple.  He has also edited Love That Will Not Let Me Go, Marguerite Tjader’s memoir about her time with Dreiser. Professor Hussman’s numerous articles deal with a wide range of American fiction and film. He is currently finishing a book about desire and disillusionment in American literature.


I taught at UMCS on Fulbright grants and independently for several years between 2000 and 2007. During those years I also taught at the University of Warsaw. I regard my time teaching at UMCS as among the most fulfilling experiences of my long career. I found Polish students and those in Lublin particularly to be dedicated, energetic, and impressively intelligent.