Peter Lurie is an Associate Professor of English and the Coordinator for the Film Studies Program at University of Richmond. He has taught at Oxford University, where he was a Fellow at Keble College (2003-05), and at Harvard in the History and Literature program (2001-03). His teaching and research interests include William Faulkner, Film Studies, nineteenth and twentieth century American literature, and Modernism. He has taught courses in the English Department at Richmond on Faulkner’s major fiction, twentieth century American poetry, American genre cinema, and literature and film, as well as general education and introductory courses on American literature and on cinema.
In order to make certain the Byrd remains Richmond’s Grand Movie Palace for another 85 years and beyond, the Byrd Theatre Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 entity, was formed and arranged to purchase the building. Read More
Your support will fund the restoration over the next 3 years, and expand film center programming.