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Lewis Dabney

professor, English, University of Wyoming

A scholar of American literature, Lewis' first book was on *William Faulkner: The Indians of Yoknapatawpha: A Study in Literature and History. *For much of his career, Lewis has been the preeminent scholar on the work of Edmund Wilson, the American writer and literary critic. In 2006, Lewis published his crowning achievement, *Edmund Wilson: A Life in Literature*, which received prominent notices, including front-page coverage in *The New York Times Book Review*. Outside of the English Department, Lewis spent a year as director of UWs American Heritage Center and he received fellowships from the National Humanities Institute, the National Humanities Center, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the New York Institute for the Humanities.