Dr. Joyce Russell
Office: Butler Building 132
Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Studies in English/African American Literature, Emory University. Dissertation: "The Shadow Within: Du Boisian Double Consciousness in Five African American Novels." Areas of Specialty: American Literature, Harlem Renaissance and Chicago Renaissance, African American Women's Literature, and Nineteenth-Century Literature. Other Areas: Literary Theory, African Literature, and Hermeneutics.
M.A., English, North Carolina Central University. Thesis: "Existentialism and Determinism in Richard Wright's The Outsider."
B.A., English, French Minor, Bennett College for Women.
"Re-interpreting and Re-texting: A Discussion of Honor Killings, Ethical Relativism, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau." Journal for the Advancement of Educational Research (Fall/Spring 2010): 114-19.
"Ted Joans." The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature. Ed. Emmanuel S. Nelson. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2005. 1187-88.
"Nella Larsen." The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature. Ed. Emmanuel S. Nelson. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2005. 1003-06.
"May Miller." African American Dramatists A to Z. Ed. Emmanuel S. Nelson. Westport,CT: Greenwood, 2004. 282-87.
"Nat Turner." African American Autobiographers. Ed. Emmanuel S.Nelson.Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2002. 351-56.
"I'm Down with That: A Case for Ebonics." The Journal of Communication and Minority Issues (Fall/Winter 1998-99): 78-84.
"A Hermeneutic and Functional Reading of Alice Walker's Possessing the Secret of Joy." Issue: A Journal of Opinion: A Publication of the African Studies Association (Fall 1997): 44-49.
"Defiance and Hope: The Christian Temperament in Nineteenth-Century African American Women Narratives." Perspectives on Womanist Theology. Ed. Jacquelyn Grant. Atlanta: ITC Press, 1995. 25-39.
"Renaissance Manque: Black WPA Artists in Chicago." The Western Journal of Black Studies (Spring 1994): 36-43.
African American Literature/Studies; African Literature; Critical Race Theory; Race, Gender, and Alterity; and the Intersection of Literature and Philosophy.