SEMINAR PAPERS


Ph.D.

Spring 2015:

  • African Feminisms (Directed Reading with Dr. Gerald Boodoo):

Fall 2014:

  • Slave Narratives: The Spiritual Aesthetic in Solomon Northup's 12 Years a Slave
  • Modernism and Visual Arts: The Politics of Black Love in Helene Johnson's Poetry and Oscar Micheaux's Within Our Gates

Summer 2014:

  • Ghana in the Black Cultural Imagination: Posing Brunis and Selfies: Developing the Postcolonial Gaze in the Twenty-First Century

Spring 2014:

  • The Premodern Condition: Performative Pedagogy in Julian of Norwich’s Showings
  • Masculinities and American Fiction: Post-9/11 Femininity: The Angry Woman in Don DeLillo’s Falling Man

Fall 2013:

  • Cultures of the American Civil War: “Lazy Indolent Rascals”: The (de)Composition of Military Musician John H. Morrison’s American Civil War Diary
  • Postwar Fiction and Film: The Ethics of Postwar Narratives: Written Reporting and Oral Storytelling in Sam Selvon’s The Lonely Londoners

M.A.

Spring 2013:

  • Gender and Empire: "The song of life": Performing Irish Memory and History in Sean O’Casey’s The Shadow of a Gunman and Juno and the Paycock
  • 19th Century African-American Literature: Performing History and Memory in Pauline Hopkins’ Of One Blood

Fall 2012:

  • Engendering the Self: 18th Century Journals and Diaries: "more smoke than fire—more noise than music" : Composing National Identity in The Letters of John and Abigail Adams
  • Early American Literature: Composing Community in Susanna Rowson’s Charlotte Temple

Spring 2012:

  • The African Novel: Sensationalizing and Simplifying Stories in Cyprian Ekwensi’s People of the City
  • Literary Theory: Composing Home and Nationhood in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House Series

Fall 2011

  • Aims & Methods: Melodious Melodies and Cacophonous Conflict in George Meredith's Modern Love