Books

Rediscovering Frank Yerby: Critical Essays University Press of Mississippi (2020). Edited collection of critical essays on the life and career of Frank Yerby.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

“Excavating the Roots Beneath Our Feet in the Early American Survey Course.” South: A Scholarly Journal, 50.2 (Spring 2018): 203-211.

“‘Our Women…are Ladies’: Frank Yerby’s Deconstruction of White Southern Womanhood in Speak Now.” College Language Association Journal 60.3 (March 2018): 334-347.

“‘Memories wasn’t a place, memories was in the mind’: the Gothic in Ernest J. Gaines’s The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.” (co-authored with Katharine Henry). Mississippi Quarterly 68.3-4 (Summer-Fall 2015): 505-524. [Published 2017]

“‘Mr. Joe Louis, help me.’: Sports in the Fiction of Ernest J. Gaines.’” MELUS 42.3 (Fall 2017): 176-200. [Published 2017]

“‘They want us to be Creoles. . . . There is no in-between.’: Creole Representations in Lyle Saxon’s Children of Strangers and Ernest J. Gaines’ Catherine Carmier.” Studies in the Literary Imagination. Special issue: “New Criticisms on the Works of Ernest J, Gaines: Man of Letters.” Ed. Lillie Anne Brown. 49.1 (Spring 2016): 113-127. [Published 2017]

“Cultural Commentary and Fair Use: Bob Englehart, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and Two Flags.” The CCC-IP Annual: Top Intellectual Property Developments of 2015. (April 2016)

“Catharine Maria Sedgwick’s ‘A Slave Story I began and Abandoned.’” Literature in the Early American Republic: Annual Studies on Cooper and His Contemporaries. 7 (2015): 85-117.

Dante in a Modern Context: A Review Sepultura’s Dante XXILatch: A Journal for the Study of the     Literary Artifact in Theory, Culture, or History 1 (2008):157-179.

Book Chapters

“Over-Stuffed and Under Cooked: The Film Adaptation of Frank Yerby’s The Foxes of Harrow.” Frank Yerby: Essays. Ed. Matthew Teutsch. Oxford: University Press of Mississippi: 89-105.

“Teaching the Pastoral and Race in Jean Toomer, Ernest Hemingway, and Ernest Gaines.” Teaching Hemingway and Race. Eds. Gary Holcomb. Kent: Kent State University Press, 2018. 114-122.

“Ernest Gaines: A Study in Domestic Exile.” Critical Insights: American Writers in Exile. Eds. Jeff Birkenstein and Robert C. Hauhart. Hackensack: Salem Press, 2015. 104-117. 

Forthcoming Journal Articles, Book Chapters, and Introductions

“Charles Chesnutt.” The Open Anthology of Early American Literature. [2018].

“Paul Laurence Dunbar.” The Open Anthology of Early American Literature. [2018].

“‘The unjust spirit of caste’ in Charles W. Chesnutt’s and George Washington Cable’s New Orleans Novels.” Untitled Publication. Eds. Leslie Petty and Nancy Dixon.

“For those in the ‘ghetto torture chambers’: Iceberg Slim’s Impact on Hip Hop.” Oxford Handbook of Hip Hop Music Studies. Eds. Jason Burton and Jason Oakes.

African American Intellectual History Society (Black Perspectives)

“Holloway House and the Black Literary Underground.” African American Intellectual History Society. December 5, 2019.

“The Taproot Remains: On the Life and Legacy of Ernest J. Gaines.” African American Intellectual History Society. November 7, 2019.

“‘I’m just a kid’: Representation in Milestone Comics’ ‘Icon.’” African American Intellectual History Society. October 11, 2019.

“Online Forum: Milestone Media Comics.” African American Intellectual History Society. October 7-11, 2019. Organized with Dr. Sheena Howard (Rider University).

“Luke Cage and the History of Medical Exploitation.” African American Intellectual History Society. May 30, 2019.

Paul Laurence Dunbar, Racial Uplift, and Collective Identity.” African American Intellectual History Society. February 19, 2019.

Black Resistance in Literature, Television, and Song.” African American Intellectual History Society. January 10, 2019.

Documenting Racial Violence Through Photography.” African American Intellectual History Society. November 13, 2018.

Race, Comics, and the Black Intellectual Tradition.” African American Intellectual History Society. October 2, 2018.

History, Memory, and Racial Violence in America.” African American Intellectual Historical Society. June 8, 2018.

Performance Traditions and the ‘Mardi Gras Indians’ in New Orleans.” African American Intellectual Historical Society. May 5, 2018.

Black Panther, Surveillance, and Racial Profiling.” African American Intellectual History Society. March 10, 2018.

African American Novelist Frank Yerby’s Writings on Race.” African American Intellectual History Society. Jan. 31, 2018.

Cartoonist Jackie Ormes’ Commentary on Black Life.” African American Intellectual History Society. Jan. 5, 2018. 

Interracial Intimacy and Film as Social Commentary.” African American Intellectual History Society. Nov. 18, 2017.

Land, literature, and Preserving Black History in Louisiana.” African American Intellectual History Society. Oct. 25, 2017.

Hip Hop and the Black Intellectual Tradition.” African American Intellectual History Society. Sept. 20, 2017.

The Problem with Confederate Monuments in Public Spaces.” African American Intellectual History Society. July 26, 2017.

Celebrating the Life and Activism of Jackie Robinson.” African American Intellectual History Society. May 9, 2017.

On Racism and Racial Violence in the Comics.” African American Intellectual History Society. April 4, 2017. 

Black Women, Comics, Graphic Novels, and Anime: An Interview with Deborah E. Whaley.” African American Intellectual History Society. March 1, 2017.

Luke Cage and the African American Literary Tradition.” African American Intellectual History Society. November 2, 2016.

Public Scholarship and Blogs

The Bitter Southerner

“Frank Yerby & Lillian Smith” Challenging the Myths of Whiteness.” The Bitter Southerner. January 9, 2020.

Just Teach One (Common-place: The Journal of Early American Life)

Public Books

For the Black and White Youth of the South.” Public Books. March 26, 2018.

Teaching United States History

“Graphic Memoir Project.” Teaching United States History. April 27, 2020.

“Flexibility, Communication, and Compassion.” Teaching United States History. March 23, 2020.

“‘Memory is a wily keeper of the past”: The Narrative of Memory.” Teaching United States History. February 24, 2020.

“Fears of Change and a More Equitable Society.” Teaching United States History. January 27, 2020.

“The ‘historical self’ and the ‘self self.’” Teaching United States History. December 23, 2019.

“Resistance in Omar ibn Said’s Narrative.” Teaching United States History. November 25, 2019.

“Teaching the NCTE’s Statement ‘Students’ Right to Their Own Language.’” Teaching United States History. October 28, 2019.

“‘I am as good as anybody’: 1619 and American Myths.” Teaching United States History. September 23, 2019.

“Why does history matter?” Teaching United States History. April 23, 2019.

“‘Where did these racist stereotypes come from?’ Questions from Students.” Teaching United States History. March 26, 2019.

How did our ancestors ‘tame’ a continent?Teaching United States History. February 26, 2019.

Power Manifested in Language.Teaching United States History. January 22, 2019.

Some Thoughts on Networking and Conferencing.” Teaching United States History. November 27, 2018.

Reflections of the EJI Legacy Museum and Memorial for Peace and Justice.” Teaching United States History. October 23, 2018.

Discussion Boards and Memos in the Classroom.” Teaching United States History. September 25, 2018.

What do you produce as an English teacher?Teaching United States History. April 19, 2018.

Language and Syntax in the Classroom.” Teaching United States History. March 22, 2018.

Archive Project: Taking Students Out of the Classroom and Into History.” Teaching United States History. February 22, 2018.

The Façade We Sometimes Wear.” Teaching United States History. January 18, 2017.

Mixtape Assignment in the Classroom.” Teaching United States History. December 21, 2017.

Active Learning in the Classroom.” Teaching United States History. November 23, 2017.

One Image, Countless Possibilities: Sharecropping and the Shack Up Inn.” Teaching United States History. October 19, 2017.

Imagining a Time and Place: The FSA and OWI Photos from 1935-1945.” Teaching United States History. September 21, 2017.

Other

Kept in a Jar: Broomhilda and the Representation of Ennslaved Women in Reginald Hudlin’s Django Unchained.” The Middle Spaces. January 22, 2019.

The Master Race? Xenophobia and Racism in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.” Pedagogy and American Literary Studies. November 19, 2018.

Frank Yerby’s Challenge to the Myth of White Southern Womanhood.” #BlackArtsMatter: Unlikely Stories. Ed. Rosalyn Spencer. 1 Sept. 2016.

“‘I think Aladdin looked kinda white’: Teaching Cultural Projection in the Classroom.” Pedagogy and American Literary Studies. July 18, 2016.

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