Recent Translations

From Chivalry to Terrorism, Chinese edition

From Chivalry to Terrorism has been issued in Chinese by The Oriental Press (Beijing), in Spanish by Oceana (Mexico City), and in Korean by Samin Publishing (Seoul).

From Chivalry to Terrorism, Spanish language edition

Raymond Chandler Talk at USC

SOMETHING MORE THAN NIGHT: Raymond Chandler, 50 Years Later
March 25, 2009, 7:30pm
USC University Club

Join leading LA noir experts for a lively discussion of Raymond Chandler’s novels, films, and the future he foretold. Fifty years after his death, how have his perceptions and his portrayal of the City of Angels endured? Moderator: Judith Freeman, author of The Long Embrace: Raymond Chandler and the Woman He Loved. Speakers: Leo Braudy, USC Leo S. Bing Chair in English and American Literature and University Professor; Denise Hamilton, author of the Eve Diamond mystery series; and Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times film critic.

View video of the talk at the link above.

Recent & Forthcoming Projects

  • “Walt Whitman and Photography,” for “click! photography changes everything,” a Smithsonian Photography Initiative (SPI) project, Marvin Heiferman, curator.
  • “Leo Braudy’s Favorite Moments of Horror vs. Terror in Film,” The Book of Lists: Horror, eds. Amy Wallace, Del Howison, and Scott Bradley. HarperCollins, October 2008.
  • Preface to E.F. Kitchen, Suburban Knights: A Return to the Middle Ages. Book of photographs of the Society for Creative Anachronism. Forthcoming.
  • “Secular Anointings: Fame, Celebrity, and Charisma in the First century of Mass Culture.” In Constructing Charisma, eds. Edward Berenson and Eva Giloi. New York: Berghan, forthcoming.
  • “From Subjects to Citizens.” In War in the Gender Zone, ed. Drew Gilpin Faust, University of North Carolina Press, forthcoming.
  • “Cultures and Communities” In the Blackwell’s A Companion to Los Angeles, eds. William Deverell and Gregory Hise. Oxford: Blackwell’s, forthcoming.

Interviews in 2005

In “An Interview with Leo Braudy,” published in The Hedgehog Review‘s Celebrity Culture issue (Spring 2005), Jennifer L. Geddes discusses with Leo Braudy the current incarnation of the phenomenon of fame and celebrity. Follow the link to read the article.

Leo Braudy discusses From Chivalry to Terrorism: War and the Changing Nature of Masculinity with host Connie Martinson on Connie Martinson Talks Books, June 15, 2005. Follow the link above or click on the image to view the video provided by Claremont Colleges Digital Library.

martinson interview