Excerpts modified from VCU News : Bryant Mangum is Professor of English in the College of Humanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University. Since 1972, Mangum has led VCU graduate and undergraduate seminars on Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Salinger and The New Yorker magazine and taught courses including “Contemporary American Literature” and “Early Twentieth Century American Literature.”
He is a recipient of the VCU Distinguished Teaching Award, a VCU Board of Visitors Teaching Fellowship, the Elske v.P. Smith Distinguished Lecturer Award, the Virginia State Council of Higher Education Outstanding Faculty Award and the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Outstanding Teaching Award. Mangum is the editor of F. Scott Fitzgerald in Context (Cambridge University Press) and Modern Library’s The Best Early Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald and author of A Fortune Yet: Money in the Art of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Short Stories. In 2018 the University of South Carolina Press will publish his Understanding Alice Adams.
Mangum received his B.A. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his Ph.D. in English from the University of South Carolina.