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Department of English
University of Mississippi

Annette Trefzer

Annette Trefzer teaches American literature and literary theory. She is the author of Disturbing Indians: The Archaeology of Southern Fiction (UP of Alabama, 2007) and the co-editor with Ann J. Abadie of several volumes of critical essays on William Faulkner including: Global Faulkner (2009), Faulkner’s Sexualities (2010), Faulkner: The Returns of the Text (forthcoming) and Faulkner and Mystery (forthcoming). She is the co-editor with Kathryn McKee of a special issue of American Literature : “Global Contexts, Local Literatures: The New Southern Studies” (Dec. 2006). She is a founding member of the Interdisciplinary Faculty Working Group on the Global South dedicated to new research in Global South studies. As Graduate Director of the Department of English, she teaches “Introduction to Graduate Studies,” a course which focuses on the history of the profession, its theoretical and institutional contours, and various critical and theoretical approaches. She also teaches courses in Literary Theory, American and Native American literature, and Southern literature.


  • Ph.D., Tulane University (1992)
  • M.A., Tulane University (1985)
  • Magister, Universität Hamburg, Germany (1985)
  • B.A., Wirtschaftsgymnasium Hamburg-Harburg, Germany (1982)

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • American Literature
  • Literary Theory and Methodology
  • Global South Studies and Southern Literature
  • Minority Literatures: Native American Literature and African American Literature

Selected Publications:

  • Transculturations: Ethnographic Fictions in the Global South, in progress
  • Faulkner and Mystery. Ed. Annette Trefzer and Ann J. Abadie. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, forthcoming 2010.
  • Faulkner: The Returns of the Text. Ed. Annette Trefzer and Ann J. Abadie. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2010
  • Global Faulkner. Ed. Annette Trefzer and Ann J. Abadie. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2009.
  • “Andrew Lytle’s Conquest Narratives.” The Sea is History: Exploring the Atlantic. Ed. Carmen Birkle and Nicole Waller. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2009.
  • “Southern American Indian Literature.” The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture.Vol. 9. Literature. Ed. James G. Thomas. University Press of Mississippi, forthcoming.
  • “On Postmodern Self-Positioning: Teaching Zora Neale Hurston’s Tell My Horse.”Approaches to Teaching Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God and Other Works.Ed. John Lowe. MLA, 2009.
  • Disturbing Indians: The Archaeology of Southern Fiction. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2007.
  • “Global Contexts, Local Literatures: The New Southern Studies.” Special issue ofAmerican Literature 78.4. December 2006. Ed. Annette Trefzer and Kathryn McKee.
  • “Preface: Global Contexts, Local Literatures: The New Southern Studies.” American Literature 78.4 (December 2006): 677-690.
  • “The U.S. South in Global Contexts: A Collection of Position Statements.” American Literature 78.4 (December 2006): 691-92.
  • Journal X: A Journal in Culture and Criticism, University of Mississippi, 2001-2004. Ed. Annette Trefzer and Karen Raber.
  • “Imperial Discourses in Caroline Gordon’s Green Centuries.” Mississippi Quarterly 57.1 (Winter 2003- 2004). Special Issue: Postcolonial Theory, the U.S. South and New World Studies. 113-122.
  • “Tracing the Natchez Trace: Native Americans and National Anxieties in Eudora Welty’s ‘First Love.'” The Mississippi Quarterly 55.3 (Summer 2002): 419-440.
  • “Postcolonial Displacements in Faulkner’s Indian Stories of the 1930s.” Faulkner in the 21st Century. Eds. Robert Hamblin and Don Kartiganer. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2002. 68-88.
  • “Possessing the Self: Caribbean Identity in Zora Neale Hurston’s Tell My Horse.”African-American Review 34.2 (Summer 2000): 299-312.

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