Faculty & Staff
Barbara Lewis, PhD
Associate Professor of English, College of Liberal Arts
Director, William Monroe Trotter Institute for the Study of Black History and Culture
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.
- Interviewer, WUMB Radio