Kresge Library

Bruce Fleming - "Thinking Globally, Thinking Locally"

Picture of Bruce FlemingProfessor Bruce Fleming, English Department, United States Naval Academy, will lecture on “Teaching Globally, Thinking Locally” on Tuesday, November 14, 2006, in Gold Room A of the Oakland Center at 4:00 p.m. at Oakland University in Rochester.  His lecture will combine academic experience, including his two years as a Fulbright Professor in Rwanda, his teaching at the U.S. Naval Academy in a liberal arts department, with an investigation of the current acrimonious political climate in the U.S.

The lecture is free and open to the public and will be followed by a question and answer session and a book signing. For more information contact Professor Kevin Grimm in the Oakland University Department of English (248-370-2250 or

Professor Fleming is the author of Why Liberals and Conservatives Clash (2006), which offers an explanation for the “extreme polarization between liberals and conservatives that is the hallmark of the American political landscape today” (Routledge Publishing). In addition to his work on politics, he has written and taught on literary modernism, academia, art, Islamic literature, AIDS in Africa, and Western views of Africa and India. He is the author of twelve books as well as essays on a wide range of topics, including action films, cross-cultural fictions, sexual ethics, science and the self, and philosophical problems of literary theory in the twentieth century.

Book Jacket for Why liberals...Fleming, Bruce. Why Liberals and Conservatives Clash New York: Routledge, 2006. (Available for check out from Kresge Library)

Free Web Resources

  • Professor Fleming’s web site
  • Professor Fleming’s homepage on the United States Naval Academy web site
  • Archives of articles Professor Fleming contributed to

Selected articles available online to OU faculty, staff, and students

  • "What is the Value of Literary Studies?"  New Literary History, 31.3 (Summer 2000), 459-476. 
  • “Why I Love Conservatives.” Antioch Review, 62.2 (Spring 2004), 210-244.
  • “A Student's Guide to the Classics.” Antioch Review, 61.3 (Summer 2003), 477-497.
  • “Be a Male Model or Just Look Like One.” Southwest Review,  86.2/3 (Spring/Summer 2001), 429-53.
  • “African Perception of AIDS:  Another Way of Dying.” The Nation, 250.13 (April 2, 1990), 446+.

Created on 12/12/06 by 11/21/02 by Robert Slater / Last updated on 3/7/18 by Robert Slater
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