Leo S. Bing Chair in English and American Literature, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Leo Braudy is among America's leading film critics. A frequent finalist for national book awards, he teaches Restoration literature and history, American culture after World War II, popular culture, and critical theory, including the histories of visual style and film genres.

His work has appeared in journals such as American Film, Film Quarterly, Genre, Novel, Partisan Review, and Prose Studies, to name a few.

His book "Jean Renoir: The World of His Films" was a finalist for the National Book Award. "The Frenzy of Renown: Fame and Its History" was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Harper's. His most recent book, "From Chivalry to Terrorism," was named Best of the Best by the Los Angeles Times and a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times.

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    Leo S. Bing Chair in English and American Literature, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences