Bernard Lewis

Adjunct Faculty

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"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.”


M.A., English Studies, Murray State University
B.A., English and Music (Vocal Production), UNC Charlotte


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.

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

Areas of Specialization

Medieval Studies

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

Kentucky Philological Association
Southeastern Medieval Association


Bernard Lewis
7A-5 Faculty Hall
Murray State University
Murray KY 42071-3341