University of Mississippi

Ann Fisher-Wirth

Ann Fisher-Wirth teaches poetry workshops and seminars, 20th-century American literature, and a wide range of courses in environmental literature. She also teaches yoga, and directs the Environmental Studies minor at the University of Mississippi. She has held a senior Fulbright at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, and the Fulbright Distinguished Chair of American Studies at Uppsala University, Sweden. In 2006 she was President of the 1000-member Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE); also in 2006 she was Mississippi Humanities Teacher of the Year and College of Liberal Arts Teacher of the Year. She has received numerous awards for her work, which appears widely in journals, online, and in anthologies. She and her husband, Peter Wirth, have taught at the University of Mississippi for 25 years.

Education

  • Ph.D., English and American literature, Claremont Graduate School (1981)
  • M.A., English and American literature, Claremont Graduate School (1972)
  • B.A., magna cum laude, English, Pomona College (1968)

Teaching and Research Interests

  • 20th-Century American literature
  • 20th-Century poetry
  • Creative Writing (poetry, also creative nonfiction)
  • Ecocriticism
  • Literature and Environment

Selected Publications

  • The Ecopoetry Anthology, coedited with Laura-Gray Street, Trinity University Press, 2013.
  • Dream Cabinet  (poems), Wings Press, 2012.
  • Carta Marina (Wings Press, 2009).
  • Slide Shows (Finishing Line Press, 2009).
  • Five Terraces (Wind Publications, 2005).
  • Walking Wu Wei’s Scroll (The Drunken Boat, online, 2005).
  • The Trinket Poems (Wind, 2003).
  • Blue Window(poems). Archer Books, 2003.
  • “The Authority of Poetry,” Authority Matters: Rethinking the Theory and Practice of Authorship, ed. Stephen Donovan, Danuta Fjellestad, and Rolf Lunden, Rodopi, 2008.
  • “William Faulkner, Peter Matthiessen, and the Environmental Imagination.” In Faulkner and Ecology, Ed. Joe Urgo, U MS Press, 2005.
  • “El Otro Sud: Willa Cather and Cormac McCarthy.” In Value and Vision in American Literature: Literary Essays in Honor of Ray Lewis White, ed. Joseph Candido, Ohio UP, 2000, pp. 115-132.

Office
C212 Bondurant Hall
Curriculum Vitae
afwirth@olemiss.edu

Benjamin Fisher

Professor Emeritus

Education

  • Ph.D., Duke University (1969)
  • M.A., Duke University (1963)
  • B.A., Ursinus College (1962)

Teaching and Research Interests

  • American literature (mainly 19th century, but up to 1940)
  • Victorian literature (particular specialty in 1890s)
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • Gothicism
  • Detective Fiction
  • Turn-of-the-century (19-20) women writers

Selected Publications

  • Guest Editor for a Bicentenary Poe issue of Gothic Studies, forthcoming in late 2009.
  • The Cambridge Introduction to Edgar Allan Poe. Cambridge UP, Sep. 2008
  • “Mourning and Eve(ning): Teaching Poe’s Poetry.” Approaches to Teaching Poe’s Prose and Poetry, ed. Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock and Tony Magistrale. New York: MLA, 2008: 81-87
  • “Poe and the 1890s: A View from A Century After” [special issue honoring G. R. Thompson, guest eds. Steven Frye and Eric Carl Link]. Poe Studies/Dark Romanticism: History, Theory, Interpretation 39-40 (2006-2007): 28-38 [actually published November 2008]
  • “Southern Gothic,” The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, UP of Mississippi, 2008. Vol 9 [Literature, ed. M. Thomas Inge] : 145-151
  • Editor, The Essential Tales and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe. (Barnes and Nobles Classics, 2004)
  • The Very Spirit of Cordiality: The Literary Uses of Alcohol and Alcoholism in the Tales of Edgar Allan Poe (Edgar Allan Poe Society, 1978)
  • The Gothic’s Gothic (Garland, 1988)
  • Frederick Irving Anderson (1877-1947): A Biobibliography (Brownstone (paper), 1987; Borgo (cloth),1988)
  • Editor, Poe and His Times: The Artist in His Milieu (Edgar Allan Poe Society, 1990)
  • Various articles on American, Victorian, and Gothic topics

Other Professional Activities

  • Delivered the Albert Sidney Johnson, Sr. lecture at Brewton-Parker College, 2 April 2009.
  • Keynote Speaker for the Mississippi Philological Association Conference, 30 January 2008.

bfisher at olemiss.edu

Beth Ann Fennelly

Beth Ann Fennelly was born in 1971 and grew up north of Chicago. In 1993 she received her B.A. magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame. The following year, Fennelly taught English in a coal mining village on the Czech/Polish border, then returned to the States to earn her M.F.A. as a Lily Peter Fellow from the University of Arkansas. She spent a year at the University of Wisconsin’s Institute for Creative Writing as the Diane Middlebrook Fellow. After two years teaching at Knox College in Galesburg, IL, she moved to the University of Mississippi, where she’s a Professor. She’s won two teaching awards, the Liberal Arts Outstanding Teacher of the Year and the 2011 UM Humanities Teaching Award.

Fennelly has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, United States Artists, and the Illinois and Mississippi Arts Councils. She’s won a Pushcart, the Wood Award from The Carolina Quarterly and The Black Warrior Review Contest. She’s had residencies from the University of Arizona and MacDowell and fellowships from Sewanee and Bread Loaf. Her poems have been published in TriQuarterly, Shenandoah, APR, The Believer, The Georgia Review, Ploughshares, and Poetry Ireland Review, among others. She was the New Voices feature of The Kenyon Review with a critical introduction by Robert Hass. In 2002 she read at the Library of Congress. In 2009, she lived in Brazil on a Fulbright studying Elizabeth Bishop. She’s the first woman honored with the University of Notre Dame’s Distinguished Alumni in the Arts Award.

Fennelly’s poetry has been in over fifty anthologies, including Best American Poetry 1996, 2005, and 2006, The Book of Irish American Poetry from the Eighteenth Century to the Present, Poets of the New Century, and The Penguin Book of the Sonnet, and in textbooks such as Contemporary American Poetry and Literature. Her poetry books, all with W. W. Norton, are: Open House, 2002, a Book Sense Top Ten Pick and winner of prizes from The Kenyon Review and the GLCA; Tender Hooks, 2004, and Unmentionables, 2008.  

Increasingly, Fennelly has turned to prose. A book of essays, Great With Child: Letters to a Young Mother, was published by Norton in 2006. Her essays on craft have appeared in The Writer’s Chronicle, Fourth Genre, Poets & Writers, and The American Poetry Review. Literary essays have appeared in The Black Warrior Review, The Michigan Quarterly Review, Ploughshares, Ecotone, and The Oxford American, where she’s a contributing editor. She writes freelance on travel, culture, and design for Garden and Gun, O an Oprah Magazine, and Country Living. The Society of American Travel Writers awarded her the Lowell Prize for her work in Southern Living. Her nonfiction been reprinted in Blurring the Boundaries: Exploring the Fringes of Creative Nonfiction, The Sundance Custom Reader, Creative Composition, and The Utne Reader.

In 2013, Fennelly and her husband, Tom Franklin, co-authored a novel, The Tilted World, published by HarperCollins and set during the 1927 flood of the Mississippi River. Translated into six languages, The Tilted World was an IndieNext Great Read; Southern Booksellers Association Okra Pick; 2013 LibraryReads pick; San Francisco Librarian’s Best Books of 2013 and Uncut Magazine’s Best Books of 2013.

Fennelly’s most recent book, published by W. W. Norton in October ‘17, is Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-memoirs. The individual pieces of flash CNF have appeared in The Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, The Oxford American, Five Points, Creative Nonfiction, and elsewhere. In 2016, she won three essay prizes; the Orlando Award in Nonfiction from A Room of Her Own, the Lamar York Prize from The Chattachoochee Review and the Porter Fleming Award for Excellence in the Essay.

Fennelly and Franklin live in Oxford with their children, Anna Claire, Thomas and Nolan.

Honors and Awards
 

• Top 20 Arts and Humanities Professor in Mississippi, 2013, and UM Humanities Teacher of the Year, Mississippi Humanities Council, 2011.

• The Subiaco Award for Literary Merit, 2012

• Fulbright to Brazil, 2009

• United States Artist Grant, 2006

The Black Warrior Review Poetry Contest, 2006

• Grants from the Mississippi Arts Commission in Poetry (2010) and Nonfiction (2006) and the State of Illinois Arts Council in poetry (2001)

• Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in poetry (2002).

•Fellowships from Bread Loaf and Sewanee

• Residencies from MacDowell and the University of Arizona

• Diane Middlebrook Fellow at the University of Wisconsin (1998-1999).

•Winner of a Pushcart Prize and three times included in The Best American Poetry series.

Winner of The Kenyon Review Prize for a First Book, the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award, and a Booksense Top Ten Poetry Pick

• Read Poetry at the Library of Congress at the invitation of the U.S. Poet Laureate.

Office

104W Bondurant Hall
Curriculum Vitae
bafennel@olemiss.edu

Cristin Ellis

Cristin Ellis specializes in nineteenth-century American literature. Her first book, Antebellum PosthumanRace and Materiality in the Mid-Nineteenth Century (Fordham 2018) highlights the destabilization of the category of “the human” by the rise of embodied accounts of identity in the antebellum era, examining more broadly how scientific discourse shaped racial and environmental imaginaries in these decades. Her second project studies regimens of attention prescribed in literature and visual culture in the long nineteenth century as projects for training the sensorium, tracing through these genres a counter-history to the intensification of bodily control exacted by the industrialization of labor, the society of spectacle, and the consolidation of what Foucault terms biopower.  
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Education:
 
Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University (2012)
B.A.​ Williams College (2001)
 
​Teaching and Research Interests:
 
19th-century American literature
Literature and Science
Ecocriticism and Histories of Environmental Thought
Contemporary Critical Theory
Experimental Forms
 
Selected Publications:
 
Antebellum Posthuman: Race and Materiality in the Mid-Nineteenth Century (Fordham University Press, 2018)
“Racial Science” Thoreau in Context, ed. James Finley (Cambridge University Press, 2017)
“Numb Networks: Race, Identity, and the Politics of Impersonal Sympathies,” Maxwell Lecture Series mini-symposium with Jane Bennett and Romand Coles, Political Research Quarterly (2016)
“Object-Oriented Ontology’s Endless Ethics,” review of Alien Phenomenology by Ian Bogost, Postmodern Culture (2015)
“Amoral Abolitionism: Frederick Douglass and the Environmental Case Against Slavery,” American Literature (2014)
“Feeling What You See: Objectivity and Reflexivity in Thoreau’s Lively Science” The Concord Saunterer (2014)
 
Office:
 
Bondurant West #209A
ceellis2 at olemiss.edu

 

Leigh Anne Duck

UntitledLeigh Anne Duck edits the journal The Global South. Her published work concentrates on literary and visual representations of the U.S. South as well as comparative approaches to “Jim Crow” segregation and South African apartheid.  Her current book project is tentatively titled On Location in Hollywood South: An Aspirational State in Uncertain Times.

Education:

University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois Ph.D. in English and American Language and Literature, 2000
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas M.A. in English (concentration in creative writing), 1993
Rice University, Houston, Texas B.A. in English, magna cum laude, 1989

Appointment History:

University of Mississippi, Dept. of English Associate Professor, fall 2010-present
University of Copenhagen, Dept. of English, Germanic, and Romance Studies Visiting Associate Professor, 2009-2010
University of Memphis, Dept. of English Assistant Professor, 2000-2006; Associate Professor, 2006-2010

Publications:

Books

On Location in Hollywood South: An Aspirational State in Uncertain Times, in progress.

The Nation’s Region: Southern Modernism, Segregation, and U.S. Nationalism (Athens: U of Georgia Press, 2006).

Essays

“Commercial Counter-History: Remapping the Movement in Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” forthcoming in The Jim Crow South in the Black Atlantic, 1860s-1960s, eds. Nicholas Grant and Elisabeth Engel, spec. issue of Journal of American Studies.

Co-authored with Anne Lewis, “Southern Transformations: Three Documentary Films by Anne Lewis,” Navigating Souths: Transdisciplinary Explorations of a U.S. Region, eds. Michele Grigsby Coffey and Jodi Skipper, (Athens: U of Georgia P, 2017), 182-200.

Co-authored with Sabine Haenni, “Introduction: New Images of the City,” Global South 9.2 (2015 [2016]): 1-17.

“Racial Segregation,” Keywords for Southern Studies, eds. Scott Romine and Jennifer Greeson (Athens: U of Georgia P, 2016), 60-70.

“Arts of Abjection in James Agee, Walker Evans, and Luis Buñuel,” Oxford Handbook of the Literature of the U.S. South, eds. Fred Hobson and Barbara Ladd (New York: Oxford UP, 2016), 290-309.

“Undead Genres/Living Locales: Gothic Legacies in The True Meaning of Pictures and Winter’s Bone,” Undead Souths: The Gothic and Beyond in Southern Literature and Culture, eds. Eric Gary Anderson, Taylor Hagood, and Daniel Cross Turner (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2015), 173-86.

“The World of Jim Crow,” William Faulkner in Context, ed. John T. Matthews (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2015), 135-43.

“The Textual Atlantic: Race, Time, and Representation in the Writings of AME Bishop Levi Jenkins Coppin,” The American South and the Atlantic World, edited by Brian Ward, Martyn Bone, and William A. Link (Gainesville: UP of Florida, 2013), 170-94.

“Plantation Cartographies and Chronologies” (review essay), American Literary History 24.4 (Winter 2012): 842- 52.

“Woodward’s Southerner: History, Literature, and the Question of Identity,” The Ongoing Burden of Southern History: Politics and Identity in the Twenty-First Century South, edited by Angie Maxwell, Todd Shields, and Jeannie Whayne (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2012), 31-61.

“Peripatetic Modernism, or, Joe Christmas’ Father,” Philological Quarterly 90.2-3 (2011): 261-86. Revised and extended version of “Race, Labor, and Hispanic Migration in Light in August,” William Faulkner y el mundo hispánico: diálogos desde el otro Sur, edited by Beatriz Vegh and Eleonora Basso (Montevideo: Linardi y Risso, 2008), 57-69.

“Bodies and Expectations: Chain Gang Discipline,” American Cinema and the Southern Imaginary, eds. Kathryn B. McKee and Deborah Barker (Athens: U of Georgia P, 2010), 79-103.

“Plantation/Empire,” CR: New Centennial Review 10.1 (2010): 77-87.

“From Colony to Empire: Postmodern Faulkner,” Global Faulkner: Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha 2006, edited by Annette Trefzer and Ann J. Abadie (Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2009), 24-42. Revised and extended version of “Plantation ‘Designs’: Faulkner’s Transnational Epistemes,” America’s Worlds and the World’s Americas/Les mondes des Amériques et les Amériques du monde, edited by Amaryll Chanady, George Handley, and Patrick Imbert (Ottawa: U of Ottawa/Legas, 2006), 379-89.

“Chronic Modernism,” Blackwell Companion to the Modern American Novel, edited by John T. Matthews (Malden: Blackwell, 2009), 202-17.

“Listening to Melancholia: Alice Walker’s Meridian,” special issue of Patterns of Prejudice: Naming Race, Naming Racisms, ed. Jonathan Judaken, 42.4-5 (October 2008): 439-464. Reprint in Naming Race, Naming Racisms, ed. Jonathan Judaken (London: Routledge, 2009), 105-30.

“Southern Nonidentity” (response essay), Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies 9.3 (2008): 319-30.

“Religion: Desire and Ideology,” A Companion to William Faulkner, edited by Richard Moreland (Malden: Blackwell, 2007), 269-83.

“Apartheid, Jim Crow, and Comparative Literature,” Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies 8.1 (2007): 37-43.

“Space in Time,” contribution to “The U.S. South in Global Contexts: A Collection of Position Statements,” special issue of American Literature: Global Contexts, Local Literature: The New Southern Studies, eds. Annette Trefzer and Kathryn McKee, 78.4 (December 2006): 709-11.

“‘Rebirth of a Nation’: Hurston in Haiti,” Journal of American Folklore 117.474 (Spring 2004): 127-46.

“Travel and Transference: V. S. Naipaul and the Plantation Past,” Look Away: The U.S. South in New World Studies, edited by Deborah N. Cohn and Jon Smith (Durham: Duke UP, 2004), 150-70.

“Rethinking Community: Post-Plantation Literatures in Postmodernity,” Mississippi Quarterly 56.4 (Fall 2003): 511-20.

“Haunting Yoknapatawpha: Faulkner and Traumatic Memory,” Faulkner in the Twenty-First Century: Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha 2000, edited by Robert W. Hamblin and Ann J. Abadie (Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2003), 89-106.

“‘Go There tuh Know There’: Zora Neale Hurston and the Chronotope of the Folk,” American Literary History 13.2 (Spring 2001): 266-94.

 

Office

217C Bondurant Hall

Curriculum Vitae

lduck@olemiss.edu

Robert Cummings

Bob Cummings HeadshotI earned the Ph.D. in English from the University of Georgia in 2006 with a focus on the intersection between Rhetoric and Composition and digital technology. This training led to both Wiki Writing: Collaborative Learning in the College Classroom (co-edited with Matt Barton) and Lazy Virtues: Teaching Writing in the Age of Wikipedia. I now serve as an Associate Professor of English and Director of the Department for Writing and Rhetoric, which in 2010-2011 will consolidate Freshman English, the Writing Center, and Writing Across the Curriculum at the university.

Education

  • Ph.D. English, University of Georgia (2006)
  • M.A. English, University of Mississippi (1999)
  • B.A. English University of Tennessee (1990)

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Composition
  • Electronic Literacy, Network Rhetorics, and Humanities Computing
  • Pedagogy

Book

  • Lazy Virtues: Teaching Writing in the Age of Wikipedia. Vanderbilt UP, 2009.

Co-Edited Volume

  • Wiki Writing: Collaborative Learning in the College Classroom. Ed. Robert E. Cummings and Matt Barton. digitalculturebooks (an imprint of University of Michigan Press): 2008.

Essays

  • “Reflection, Revision, and Assessment in First-year Composition ePortfolios.” (with Christy Desmet, Deborah Church Miller, June Griffin and Ron Balthazor). JGE: The Journal of General Education 57.1 (2008): 15-30.
  • “Coding with Power: Toward a Rhetoric of Computer Coding and Composition.”Computers and Composition 23.4 (December 2006): 430-43.
  • “Writing (with) XML.” (with Ron Balthazor, Christy Desmet, Alexis Hart, and Angela Mitchell). Readerly/Writerly Texts. 11.1/2 and 12.1/2 (2005): 29-46.
  • “: Re-forming Composition with XML.” Literary and Linguistic Computing (with Christy Desmet, Ron Balthazor, Alexis Hart, Nelson Hilton, and Angela Mitchell). 20 (Suppl 1 2005): 25-46.
  • “Thoreau’s Divide: Rediscovering the Environmental Activist / Agriculturalist Debate in Walden’s ‘Baker Farm.’” Nineteenth-Century Prose. 31.2 (Fall 2004): 206-229.

Office
Lamar B14
662-915-1989
Curriculum Vita
cummings@olemiss.edu

Martyn Bone

Dr. Martyn Bone is an associate professor in the Department of English. He was previously lecturer in American studies at the University of Nottingham, England (2002-2003), before becoming assistant and then associate professor of American literature at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark (2003-2010). He is the author ofThe Postsouthern Sense of Place in Contemporary Fiction (Louisiana State University Press, 2005) and the editor of Perspectives on Barry Hannah (University Press of Mississippi, 2007). He has published articles in American LiteratureComparative American StudiesJournal of American StudiesNew Centennial ReviewMississippi Quarterly, and other journals. He is currently writing about literary representations of the U.S. South in transnational contexts, with a particular focus on migration and labor, in the work of authors including Zora Neale Hurston, Nella Larsen, Erna Brodber, Russell Banks, and Cynthia Shearer. His other main research interest at present is representations of biracial identity in American literature.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Nottingham (American Studies, 2001)
  • M.A., University of Nottingham (English, 1997)
  • B.A., University of Wales (American Studies & English, 1996)

Teaching and research interests

  • American literature
  • American studies
  • Southern literature
  • Southern studies
  • Transnational American studies
  • African American literature
  • Black Atlantic studies
  • Literary geography
  • Migration and literature

Selected publications

Books

  • Perspectives on Barry Hannah. (Editor, contributor, introduction.) Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2007. xvii, 198pp.
  • The Postsouthern Sense of Place in Contemporary Fiction. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2005. xvi, 275pp.

Chapters (Books)

  • “Southern Fiction.” In John Duvall, ed., The Cambridge Companion to American Fiction since 1945 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2011.)
  • “Intertextual Geographies of Migration and Biracial Identity: Light in August and Nella Larsen’s Quicksand.” In Annette Trefzer and Donald Kartiganer, eds., Faulkner and the Returns of the Text (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, forthcoming 2011).
  • “Neo-Confederate Narrative and Postsouthern Parody: Hannah and Faulkner.” In Martyn Bone, ed., Perspectives on Barry Hannah (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2007), 85-101.
  • “The Transnational Turn in the South: Region, Nation, Globalization.” In Clara Juncker and Russell Duncan, eds., Transnational America: Contours of Modern US Culture(Copenhagen: Museum Tuscalanum, 2004), 217-235.
  • “Placing the Postsouthern, ‘International City’: Atlanta in Tom Wolfe’s A Man in Full.”  In Sharon Monteith and Suzanne Jones, eds., South to a New Place: Region, Literature, Culture (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2002), 208-234.

Articles (Peer-Reviewed Journals)

  • “Narratives of African Migration to the U.S. South: Dave Eggers’ What Is the What and Cynthia Shearer’s The Celestial Jukebox.” New Centennial Review, forthcoming 2010.
  • “The (Extended) South of Black Folk: Intraregional and Transnational Migrant Labor inJonah’s Gourd Vine and Their Eyes Were Watching God.” American Literature vol. 79, no. 4 (December 2007): 753-779.
  • “The Transnational Turn, Houston Baker’s New Southern Studies, and Patrick Neate’sTwelve Bar Blues.” Comparative American Studies vol. 3, no. 2 (June 2005): 189-211.
  •  “Capitalist Abstraction and the Body Politics of Place in Toni Cade Bambara’s Those Bones Are Not My Child.” Journal of American Studies vol. 37, no. 2 (August 2003): 229-246.
  •  “The Postsouthern ‘Sense of Place’ in Walker Percy’s The Moviegoer and Richard Ford’s The Sportswriter. Critical Survey vol. 12, no. 1 (spring 2000): 64-81.

Office
Curriculum Vitae

Deborah Barker

Deborah Barker has a Ph.D. in English from Princeton University and has taught at University of Mississippi since 1990. Her latest book, Reconstructing Violence: The Southern Rape Complex in Film and Literature, takes as its starting point D. W. Griffith’s infamous The Birth of a Nation and demonstrates how the tropes and imagery of the southern rape complex continue to assert themselves across a multitude of genres, time periods, and stylistic modes.  Barker co-edited with Kathryn McKee, American Cinema and the Southern Imaginary. Barker’s first book, Aesthetics and Gender in American Literature: The Portrait of the Woman Artist, deals with the role of the artist in literature by American women writers. She has also written a number of essays on southern film and literature and she is currently working on a collection of essays on southern noir.

Education

  • Ph.D., Princeton University, English and American Literature (1991)
  • M.A., State University of New York, Stony Brook, English and American Literature (1987)
  • M.A., University of Oklahoma, Sociology (1980)
  • B.A., University of Oklahoma, Sociology (1978)

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Film Theory and Criticism
  • Southern Film and Literature
  • Gender Theory and Criticism
  • 19th- and 20th-Century American Literature

Selected Publications

  • Reconstructing Violence: The Southern Rape Complex in Film and Literature. Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 2015.

  • “Reconstructing Scarlett and the Economy of Rape in Gone with the Wind.” In New Approaches to Gone with the Wind.  Ed. Andrew Crank. Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 2015.

  • “Adapting Tyler Perry: Madea Goes to Jail.” Interpreting Tyler Perry: Perspectives on Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality. (Routledge Transformations in Race and Media). Ed. Jamel Bell and Ronald L. Jackson. New York: Routledge, 2014. 114-128.

  • “Demystifying the Modern Mammy in Requiem for a Nun.”  Faulkner and Film. Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, 2014.

  • “Moonshine and Magnolias: The Story of Temple Drake and Birth of a Nation.”  Special Editor, Jay Watson. Faulkner Journal 22.1&2 (Fall 2006/Spring 2007): 140-175. Reprinted in Faulkner and Whiteness. Ed. Jay Watson. Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, (2011).

Office

C219 Bondurant Hall
662-915-7758
Curriculum Vitae
dbarker@olemiss.edu

Adetayo Alabi

Education

  • Ph.D., English, University of Saskatchewan (1998)
  • M.A., English, University of Guelph (1993)
  • M.A., English, University of Ibadan (1991)
  • B.A., English, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (1988)

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Postcolonial Studies (especially African, African-American, and Caribbean)
  • Literary Theory (especially postcolonial and feminist)
  • Autobiographical Genre in Comparative Black Studies

Selected Publications

  • Telling Our Stories: Continuities and Divergences in Black Autobiographies. New York: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2005.
  • “I of the Valiant Stock: Yoruba Bridal Chant and the Autobiographical Genre.” Yoruba Creativity: Fiction, Language, Life and Songs. Eds. Toyin Falola and Ann Genova. Trenton: New Jersey: Africa World Press, 2005. 321-332.
  • “When a Mouth Is Sweeter than Salt: Toyin Falola and the Autophylographical Genre.”Yoruba Creativity: Fiction, Language, Life and Songs. Eds. Toyin Falola and Ann Genova. Trenton: New Jersey: Africa World Press, 2005. 155-161.
  • “Theorizing Blackness.”Marvels of the African World: Cultural Patrimony, New World Connections, and Identities. Ed. Niyi Afolabi. Trenton: New Jersey: African World Press, 2003. 63-81.

Office
C216 Bondurant Hall
662-915-6948
aalabi@olemiss.edu

Jack Barbera

barberaProfessor Emeritus

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Chicago (English, 1976)
  • M.A., University of Chicago (English, 1969)
  • B.A., University of Chicago (Humanities, 1968)

Teaching and research interests

  • Twentieth-Century Poetry
  • Twentieth-Century Drama
  • Film
  • Literature and Art

Selected publications

  • Stevie: A Biography of Stevie Smith, coauthors Jack Barbera and William McBrien (Heinemann, 1985)
  • Me Again: Uncollected Writings of Stevie Smith, coeditors Jack Barbera and William McBrien (Virago, 1981)
  • Stevie Smith: A Bibliography, cocompilers Jack Barbera, William McBrien, and Helen Bajan (Mansell/Meckler, 1987)
  • Guest Editor of the Special Athol Fugard Issue of Twentieth Century Literature (Winter 1993)
  • Articles on poetry, drama, film, and literature and art

jvbarber at olemiss.edu