Richard Schwartz

Richard B. Schwartz profile picture office: 208 Tate
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Research and teaching areas
:
18th-century literature and
intellectual history; creative writing

Richard B. Schwartz is the author of Samuel Johnson and the New Science (University of Wisconsin Press, 1971), Samuel Johnson and the Problem of Evil (University of Wisconsin Press, 1975), Boswell's Johnson: A Preface to the Life (University of Wisconsin Press, 1978), Daily Life in Johnson's London (University of Wisconsin Press, 1983), After the Death of Literature (Southern Illinois University Press, 1997), Nice and Noir: Contemporary American Crime Fiction (University of Missouri Press, 2002), four novels, Frozen Stare (St. Martin's Press, 1989), The Last Voice You Hear (Mystery & Suspense Press, 2001), After the Fall (Mystery & Suspense Press, 2002), Into the Dark (Mystery & Suspense Press, 2002), and two memoirs: The Biggest City in America: A Fifties Boyhood in Ohio (University of Akron Press, Ohio History and Culture Series, 1999) and Accidental Soldier: A Reserve Officer at West Point in the Vietnam Era (Hamilton Books, 2009). He is the editor of The Plays of Arthur Murphy, 4 vols. (Garland, 1979) and Theory and Tradition in Eighteenth Century-Studies (Southern Illinois University Press, 1990). He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (twice), the Institute for Research in the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies. His work has received awards or citations from the Council of Graduate Schools, Choice magazine and Writer's Digest magazine. He has also taught at the United States Military Academy, the University of Wisconsin, Madison and Georgetown University.

Education

PhD 1967, University of Illinois

Selected Publications

  • Richard B. Schwartz. Into the Dark (Mystery & Suspense Press, 2002)
  • Richard B. Schwartz. Nice and Noir: Contemporary American Crime Fiction (University of Missouri Press, 2002) www.umpress.edu
  • Richard B. Schwartz. The Last Voice You Hear (Mystery & Suspense Press, 2001), rpt. Midnight Ink/Llewellyn, 2006
  • Richard B. Schwartz. After the Fall (Mystery & Suspense Press, 2002), rpt. Midnight Ink/Llewellyn, 2007
  • Richard B. Schwartz. Regard de Glace. Trans. Jean-Paul Mourlon (Paris: Feuille Noire, 2008). French edition of Frozen Stare
  • Richard B. Schwartz. Accidental Soldier: A Reserve Officer at West Point in the Vietnam Era (Hamilton Books, 2009)

Courses Taught

  • English 3110: Special Themes in Literature/The Rise and Triumph of the Novel
  • English 4510/7510: Creative Writing: Advanced Fiction