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Joyce Russell

Dr. Joyce Russell

Dr. Joyce Russell
Associate Professor

Office:  Butler Building 132
Phone:  (910) 672-1589


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.


Selected Publications 

"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.


Research Interests

African American Literature/Studies; African Literature; Critical Race Theory; Race, Gender, and Alterity; and the Intersection of Literature and Philosophy.



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