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Bernard Lewis

Adjunct Faculty

"A teacher’s greatest achievement is a student whose mind has been opened, who has actually learned something about learning. Such a student will be able to read literature with a fresh understanding, and see in that literature an expression of the human condition; view the world from a clearer perspective, understanding that each of us is only part of a greater whole; and enjoy music and art as never before.”


Bernard Lewis


M.A., English Studies

Murray State University

B.A., English and Music

(Vocal Production)

UNC Charlotte



You Pay More Attention to the Dog: Practical Advice about Marriage, 2004.

Highlighted Publications

"Teaching Chaucer Out Loud." Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching, 2013.

“A Confederacy of Sons and Lovers: Similarities between A Confederacy of Dunces and Sons and Lovers." Notes on Contemporary Literature, 2007.

Articles for Kentucky Homes and Gardens magazine.

Areas of Specialization



Medieval Studies



Courses Taught

ENG 105 Critical Reading, Writing and Inquiry

ENG 201 Appreciation of Literature

ENG 243 Fantasy, Myth and Legend

ENG 303 British Literature to 1760

HUM 211 Western Literary Tradition

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

Kentucky Philological Association

Southeastern Medieval Association


Bernard Lewis

7A-5 Faculty Hall

Murray State University

Murray KY 42071-3341



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