Every semester, I post my syllabi here. This fall semester the class may look a little different, but the main goals remain. I’m teaching an ethnic American literature class this fall, and the texts that I have chosen to teach this semester come, as usual, from partly my own desire to expand my own knowledge and understanding of different ethnicities, nationalities, and cultures. As … Read More Ethnic American Literature Syllabus
+ african american literature, albery allson whitman, american west, don flemons, frank yerby, herb jeffries, james baldwin, jennie carter, john marrant, nat love, oscar micheaux, paul laurence dunbar, percival everett, quintard taylor, syllabus, western
The photo above is of the head of Canyon de Chelly by Timothy O’Sullivan. For my dissertation, I explored the connections between the ways that African American, Native American, and white women authors used Scottish Enlightenment rhetoric to argue for their positions within the body politic of the United States. One of the key aspects that arose from the dissertation was the ways that African American and … Read More “African American Literature and the American West” Syllabus
+ asanor, bergen, Norway, black panther, comics, EC Comics, ethiop, frank yerby, fulbright, Genaro Kỳ Lý Smith, kevin sacco, Kristen Imani Kasai, loving v. virginia, modernism, nate powell, norway, saga, syllabus, thomas mullen, warsaw, poland
Welcome back! As you know, I started Interminable Rambling way back in August 2015. That means that this year will mark the fourth anniversary of this site. I started this site over at Blogspot where I wrote 81 posts before migrating over to WordPress. Since that August 2015, both sites have received 99,269 views. This past year alone, the WordPress site received 40,854 views. … Read More What to Expect in 2019!
+ "health card", a darkness at ingarahm's crest, african american literature, american literature, benton's row, frank yerby, louisiana literature, salute to the flag, southern literature, speak now, syllabus, the dahomean, the foxes of harrow, the saracen blade, the vixens, tobias and the angel, w.e.b. dubois, white magnolias
When reading Frank Yerby’s work, I keep asking one question over and over again: “Why isn’t anyone teaching these texts?” I know that some scholars teach Yerby; however, compared to other authors, his appearance in the classroom is minuscule. I had heard the name, in passing, during my graduate work; however, I never saw him in any anthologies or read any of his books … Read More “The Prince of Pulpsters” or “Debunker of Myths”: Frank Yerby Syllabus
As part of my Fulbright application, I proposed two courses for my time at the University of Bergen. I have already posted one of these syallbi, “African American Literature and the American South.” This course will be an MA level course, and I am currently in the process of finalizing the readings. They have changed, some, since I initially posted the syllabus. When I … Read More “Introduction to Modernism: Modernism and Ernest J. Gaines” Syllabus