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Faculty and Staff - Jerod Hollyfield

Dr. Jerod Hollyfield

Dr. Jerod Hollyfield

Assistant Professor

Office:  Cherry Hall 114
Phone:  270-745-3242


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Dr. Jerod Ra’Del Hollyfield earned his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University and his Master’s in English and B.S. in Journalism and Electronic Media from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. His research led him to pursue his current book project, “Framing Empire: Victorian Literature, Hollywood International, and Postcolonial Film Adaptation,” which combines his interests in literature, film, and postcolonial theory.  Previously, Dr. Hollyfield taught English and digital media at LSU and UT. His work has been published in Atlantikos, CineAction, Film International, and several edited collections, including World Cinema and the Visual Arts (2012) and Postcolonial Film: History, Empire, Resistance (2014). Dr. Hollyfield is also an award-winning filmmaker whose work has played at numerous international and Oscar-qualifying film festivals.  His most recent film, "Goodfriends," was endorsed by several national disability advocacy groups and is currently available to rent or own through He is currently preparing for the Winter 2015 release of "The Assisted Stories Project," a collection of video essays that aims to preserve and promote the narratives of the American South's elder population.


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