ENMC 3160

Studies fiction, poetry, and non-fiction written by women in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. For more details on this class, please visit the English department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.

ENEC 3200

During the eighteenth century, social, economic, and technological developments converged to alter the ways in which texts were produced and consumed. The result of these innovations was a new “print culture” that offered women the opportunity to step onto the public stage as professional authors for the first time. Female authors, nevertheless, remained intensely aware of their “delicate situation” within the literary public sphere.

ENCR 3810

Introduces current feminist scholarship in a variety of areas literature, history, film, anthropology, and psychoanalysis, among others pairing feminist texts with more traditional ones. Features guest speakers and culminates in an interdisciplinary project. For more details on this class, please visit the English department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.

ENAM 4814

We will read several novels and short stories by African American women, examining in particular how the authors portray black women as individuals and in the context of American society. This course requires active class participation, two written responses to readings (each 2 to 3 double spaced typed pages long) and a formal essay (12 to 15 pages long).

CPLT 3750

Cross-cultural readings in women’s childhood narratives. Emphasis on formal as well as thematic aspects.

Primary & Adjunct Courses

Approved WGS Courses - Primary
African American and African Studies
AAS 3000 – Women and Religion in Africa (Global)
AAS 3250 – MotherLands: Landscapes of Hunger, Futures of Plenty (Global)

American Sign Language
ASL 2300 - Women and Gender in the Deaf World


Selected Publications
The Interethnic Imagination: Roots and Passages in Contemporary Asian American Fiction, Oxford University Press, 2009
The Daughter’s Return: African-American and Caribbean Women's Fictions of History, Oxford University Press, 2001



Selected Publications
Pauline Hopkins. Of One Blood, Or the Hidden Self, edited, And with an Introduction. Simon and Schuster, 2004.
Frederick Douglass.  Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, edited and with an introduction. Oxford University Press, 1999.           
Leaving Pipe Shop:  Memories of Kin. Scribner’s, 1997 Paperback edition, W. W. Norton, 1998.
Period Editor, "Realism, Naturalism, Modernism, 1940-1960."
Norton Anthology of African-African-American Literature, Henry Louis Gates and Nellie McKay, General Editors, 1996.


Selected Publications
The Promise of Memory: Childhood Recollection and its Objects in Literary Modernism (Cambridge, MA:  Harvard University Press, 2011).

The Promised Land? Feminist Writing in the German Democratic Republic (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2001), 273 pp.