Faculty & Staff
Areas of Expertise
Theater, Politics and Performance, Francophone Literature, Cultural History
PhD, Theatre, City University of New York
Professional Publications & Contributions
- “Miss Tyler’s Two Bodies: Aunt Ester and the Legacy of Water.” Ed. Alan Nadel, August Wilson: Completing the 20th Century Cycle. Iowa City, University of Iowa Press, 2010.
- “Decorated Death and the Double Whammy: Attempting to Erase the Excluded through Minstrelsy and Lynching.” Eds. Patrick Anderson and Jisha Menon. Violence Performed: Local Roots and Global Routes of Conflict. Afterword by Peggy Phelan. New York: Macmillan Palgrave, 2009.
- “An American Circus: the Lynch Victim as Clown.” Ed. David Robb. Cinema of Masks: Jean Renoir and Commedia dell’Arte: Clowns, Foods and Picaros: Popular Forms in Literature, Drama and Film. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2008.
- “Antebellum Revisitations: Insurrectionary Interventions in Kindred and Sally’s Rape.” Revisiting Slave Narratives II. Ed. Judith Misrahi-Barak. Montpellier: Presses Universitaire de la Mediterranee, 2007
- “Mistress of Myself: Love in a Time of Transition.” Ed. Francisco Collado. Masculinities, Femininities and the Power of the Hybrid in U.S. Narratives: Essays on Gender Borders. Heidelberg, Germany: Carl Winter. 2007.
- “Taking the Cake: Ann Petry’s Has Anybody Seen Dora Dean?” Eds. Hazel Ervin and Hillary Holladay. Ann Petry’s Short Fiction: Critical Essays. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 2004.
- “Ritual Reformulations: Barbara Ann Teer and the National Black Theatre of Harlem.” A Sourcebook on African-American Performance: Plays, People, Movements. Ed. Annemarie Bean. London: Routledge, 1999.
- Co-translator with Thomas C. Spear (from French) of Faulkner Mississippi by Edouard Glissant. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1999. Issued in paperback by University of Chicago Press, 2000.
- “Daddy Blue: The Evolution of the Dark Dandy.” Inside the Minstrel Mask: Readings in Nineteenth Century Blackface Minstrelsy. Eds. Annemarie Bean, James Hatch, and Brooks McNamara. Hanover, New Hampshire: Wesleyan University Press, 1996.
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