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Book Chapters

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"The Transcontinental African in Pauline Hopkins's Of One Blood," forthcoming (2018) Routledge Companion to Transnational American Studies. Eds. Alfred Hornung and Nina Morgan.

 

“Conflicting Epistemological Selves in the Narratives of Frederick Douglass.” Reprinted in Nineteenth Century Literary Criticism on Frederick Douglass. Gale Literary Criticism Ser. Ed. Lawrence J. Trudeau. Farmington, Hills, MI: Gale/Cengage Learning. (Forthcoming 2/23/2018).

 

"We've Seen This Before: The Pre-Obama Transnational Figure in Early Black Atlantic Writings." in Obama and Transnational American Studies. Ed. Alfred Hornung. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter. 2016.

 

“Blackness as Medium: Envisioning White Southern Womanhood in Eudora Welty’s 'A Worn Path,' and Delta Wedding and Kathryn Stockett’s The Help.” in From Uncle Tom's Cabin to The Help:  Critical Perspectives on White-Authored Narratives of Black Life. Eds. Claire Garcia and Vershawn Young.  Palgrave-Macmillan. 2014. 39 - 56.

 

“Memory, Ancestors, and Activism/Resistance in Charles Chesnutt’s Uncle Julius.”  Reprinted in Short Story Criticism, Gale Literary Criticism Ser. 184. Ed. Lawrence J. Trudeau. Farmington, Hills, MI: Gale/Cengage Learning. 2013. 156 – 163.

 

“In the Beginning There Was Death: Spiritual Desolation and the Search for Self in Jamaica Kincaid’s Autobiography of My Mother.” Reprinted in Jamaica Kincaid: Criticism and Interpretation.  Ed. Harold Bloom.  New York: Bloom’s Literary Criticism, 2008.  141-158.

 

“Making the Awakening Hers: Phillis Wheatley and the Transposition of African Spirituality to Christian Religiosity.” in Cultural Sites of Critical Insight. Eds. Angela Cotten and Christa Davis Acampora.  SUNY Press, 2007.  47-66.

 

“Cooper and Crummell: Dialogics of Race and Womanhood.” Representing Women Rhetors: Triumphs, Complications, and Misrepresentations.  Eds. Hildy Miller & Lillian Bridwell-Bowles.  Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2005.  81-102.