Richard Megraw

Associate Professor

Faculty Hours



Faculty Education

Missouri Valley College (B.A.)

Louisiana State University (M.A., Ph.D.)

Faculty Research

The Great Depression; modern American society and culture; the American West; sports in America; public art

Faculty Publications


Confronting Modernity: Art and Society in Louisiana. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2008.

Journal Articles

“The Writing on the Wall: Mural Art in New Deal Louisiana.” Prospects: An Annual of American Cultural Studies 21 (1996): 327-45.

Book Chapters

“‘The Most Natural Expressions of Locality’: Ellsworth Woodward and The Newcomb Pottery.” In Bridging Southern Cultures: An Interdisciplinary Approach, edited by John Lowe, 133-53. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2011.

“‘The Grandest Picture’: Lyle Saxon and the Problem of Aesthetic Localism in Thirties America.” In Pelican Eyes: Louisiana Culture and the Nation, edited by John Lowe. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, forthcoming.

“Gettysburg: A Battle Narrative.” In Gettysburg Contested:  150 Years of Preserving America’s Cherished Landscape, edited by Brian C. Black. Durham: University of North Carolina Press,2016.