Grant I HollyChair, Comparative LiteratureProfessor of English

Joined faculty in 1970

Ph.D., University of Rochester
B.A., Wesleyan University

Contact Information

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Scholarly Interest

In addition to writing the produced films "Robbers" (Zeal Pictures) and "Angels Crest" (Coast 2 Coast Productions) with Michael Couto, Holly has sold pilots to and done rewrites for Columbia Tri- Star. His most recently produced script is "Awards Night," an animated short produced by Super78 for the Audubon Institute's new Insectarium in New Orleans, with the principal voices done by Jay Leno (as Jay Luna: "That's right, I'm an insect - head, thorax, abdomen, wings, antennae, six legs, and... no pants!"), Joan Rivers (as Joan Rivers Fly), and Brad Garrett (as Don Coleoptera). He teaches screenwriting, 18th-century literature, literary theory, and psychoanalysis and literature, among other courses, and has written numerous scholarly articles and reviews on such figures and topics as Swift, Pope, Blake, Jane Austen, the novel, literary theory, and early voyages of exploration.