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Position: Professor; Department Chair
Area Specialization: Rhetoric and Composition; Cultural Rhetoric
"Melancholy and Hemingway’s Marginalized Others"
This article draws upon Seth Moglen’s psychoanalytic framework of mourning and melancholy most clearly detailed in his book, Mourning Modernity: Literary Modernism and the Injuries of American Capitalism. It is envisioned as part of a larger book project which proffers a theory of how early American Modernism, with its attendant capitalist underpinnings, affected writers and their conceptualization of marginalized and racialized others in literary modernism. I focus most specifically on Ernest Hemingway’s short stories of the 1920s.
“Re-Reading Hemingway: Rhetorics of Whiteness, Labor, and Identity” Eds. Gary Holcomb and Charles Scruggs. Hemingway and the Black Renaissance. Ohio State UP. 2012. 177-213.
Reading, Writing, and the Rhetorics of Whiteness Coauthored with Wendy Ryden, Routledge Press, NY. 2012.
“Dub Poetry”. Encyclopedia of Caribbean Literature. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006. pp. 266-267.
“History of Jamaican Literature.” Encyclopedia of Caribbean Literature. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006 pp. 412-414.
“Mutabaruka: The Poet.” Encyclopedia of Caribbean Literature. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006. pp. 565-566.
“Interrogating the Monologue: Making Whiteness Visible.” College Composition and Communication. 52:2 Dec. 2000, 240-259.
“Assessing Our Assessments: A Collective Questioning of What Students Need--And Get.” Journal of Basic Writing. 17.1 Spring 1998, 73-95.
Selected Conference Presentations
“Hemingway and the Black Renaissance”. Panel Presentation. Modern Language Association Conference, Boston MA, 2013.
“Reading, Writing, and the Rhetorics of Whiteness”. Guest Speaker. DePaul University, Chicago, IL, 2012.
“Impassioned Whiteness”. Workshop Facilitator. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, GA, 2011.
“White Privilege, and Racial Identity: Two College Professors Contemplate their Classrooms”. Conference on College Composition and Communication, New York, NY, 2007.
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