Florence Dore

Email:   fdore@unc.edu
Phone:   (919) 962-4054
Office:   Greenlaw 205
Hire Date:   2 010

Administrative or staff position:  
Director of Graduate Studies


Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1999


Select Publications


Novel Sounds: Southern Fiction in the Age of Rock and Roll . Columbia Univ. Press (forthcoming June 2018)


"Rebel Yale: Reading and Feeling Hillbilly Elegy," with J.D. Connor and Dan Sinykin. Los Angeles Review of Books (January 10, 2018).


"Who Owns the Blues?" Public Books.org (July 5, 2017)


"The New Criticism and the Nashville Sound: Faulkner's The Town and Rock and Roll."  Contemporary Literature 55.1 (Spring 2014): 32-57


“The Rock Novel and Jonathan Lethem’s The Fortress of Solitude Nonsite.org (January 2013)


The Novel and the Obscene: Sexual Subjects in American Literature (Stanford Univ. Press, 2005)


Conference Organizing

Convener, Novel Sounds. Greil Marcus, Richard Thompson, Jonathan Lethem, Steve Earle, Peter Guralnick, Roddy Doyle.  National Humanities Center.  Research Triangle Park, North Carolina (October 2016; March 2017)

 With Joanthan Lethem, Richard Thompson, and Greil Marcus at the National Humanities Center for Novel Sounds

Florence Dore Interviewed with Jonathan Lethem on NPR's "The State of Things," October 2016:



"Lorrie Moore and the Animals: Rock and Roll and the Half-Life of the Mother." Post45 Conference. Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT (October 2017)


"Instituting 'The Daemon Lover' in Literature in Rock." MSA Annual Convention.  Pasadena, CA (November 2016)


“Novel Sounds: William Styron and Lead Belly.”  University of Michigan.  Ann Arbor, MI (March 2016)


"The Rock Novel and the Diminished Self." MLA Annual Convention. Boston (January 2013)


"Jonathan Lethem and the Rock Novel." Post45 Conference. Stanford University, Palo Alto CA (November 2012)

Keynote Introduction: Steve Earle. “Post•45 @ the Rock Hall.” The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland (April 2011)

Co-Chair. “Post•45 @ the Rock Hall,” The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland (April 2011)


Select Honors


Fellow, The National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, NC (2016-2017)


Fellow, The Institute for Arts and Humanities, UNC-Chapel Hill (Spring 2013)


Founding Co-Editor, Post45 Series, Stanford University Press