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Dr. Thomas Frazier
Professor of English
Department Chair of English & Foreign Languages

T. Frazier

Dr. Tom Frazier is a native of Evarts, Kentucky, and earned the BA in English and history from Cumberland College, the MA in English from Eastern Kentucky University, and DA in English from Middle Tennessee State University.  Upon his honorable discharge from the US Air Force, Dr. Frazier came to Cumberland College as Director of Promotions and Part-Time English Instructor. 

In 1985 and 1990, Dr. Frazier was awarded James Still Fellowships for Advanced Studies at the University of Kentucky.  In 1987, the Cumberland college faculty designated him Honored Professor, and in 2004 recent alumni voted him the J. B. Fuqua Excellence in Teaching Award.  While pursuing his doctorate, Dr. Frazier was awarded doctoral fellowships at Middle Tennessee State University and,  in 1996 Evarts High School named him to its Alumni Hall of Honor.  For several summers Dr. Frazier taught in University of the Cumberlands London Summer Program at Imperial College.

Courses Commonly Taught

  • ENGL 131 English Composition I
  • ENGL 132 English Composition II
  • ENGL 330 Literary Studies
  • ENGL 334 American Literature through 1865
  • ENGL 335 American Literature since 1865
  • ENGL 437 British and American Authors
  • ENGL 438 Advanced Writing
  • BUOL 539 Research and Report Writing (on-line)

Selected Publications and Presentations

“Buk and the Feds: Governmental Surveillance of Poet Charles Bukowsk.i” PCAS. 2010.

“Writer to Author: Stephen King and His Interpretation of His Audience.”  PCAS. 2009.

“Never Forgetting Martha: Naratologicallyu Applying the Ethan/Martha Subtext in John Ford’s The Searchers.”  ACA/PCA.2004.

“James Still: The Man, His Work, His Plac.,” Kentucky Monthly. 2001.

“Coal Mining, Literature, and the Naturalistic Motif: An Overview.”  Caverns of the Night: Coal Mining in Art, Literature and Film.  William B. Theising,. Ed. 2000.

The Concept of New Death in Hemingway’s Spanish Short Stories.”  Conference on Hemingway and War.  U. S. Air Force Academy.  2000.

Blue-Haired Posse” (a story).  Journal of Kentucky Studie., 1996.

“Hemingway’s Poetry.” International Hemingway/Fitzgerald Conference, Paris.  1994.
“John Steinbeck’s Translation of Malory’s Le Morte D’Arthur.  Fifth Annual International Popular Culture Conference.  Oxford University.  1995