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Department of English
University of Mississippi

Paula W. White


  • Ph.D. English, University of Arkansas, 2017.
  • M.A. English, Jackson State University, 2010.
  • B.A., with Distinction, English, Jackson State University, 2007.

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • Contemporary African American Literature
  • Black Feminist Literary Studies
  • Black Masculinity Studies
  • Southern Literature


  • Individualism and the Pull of Tradition in Things Fall Apart and The Joys of Motherhood” in Achebe’s Women: Imagism and Power. African Press, 2012: 301-08. Print.
  • White Faces in Black Spaces: The Dilemma of William Styron’s Nat Turner” in Magnolias: A Literary Journal. (Vol. 6.1)  Spring 2012: 5-16. Print.


  • Major African American Writers
  • African American Literature Survey since 1920
  • Studies in Southern Literature
  • Survey of Southern Literature
  • Women in the South
  • Special Topics in Gender and Literature
  • Literary Interpretation