June 1, 2023

Richards Leads Discussion at Louisiana Book Festival

Gary Richards, associate professor and chair of the Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication, led the discussion of the common read at the Louisiana Book Festival on Oct. 31 in Baton Rouge. This year’s selection was Harper Lee’s controversial and, to many readers, disappointing Go Set a Watchman.

He was also a participant on the panel “Louisiana State University Press: 80th Anniversary,” where he spoke on the press’ publications in fiction and southern literary studies and reputation within those fields.