Dr. Alicia Kent

Associate Professor

Campus Phone: (810) 762-3479

E-mail: aakent@umflint.edu

Web Site: http://spruce.umflint.edu/~aakent/homepage.htm


M.A., Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2000

B.A. (English and International Relations), Stanford University, 1990

Specializations/Areas of Interest

Multicultural Literatures

Publications/Current Research

I have just published my first book, African, Native, and Jewish American Literature and the Reshaping of Modernism. Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.  For more about my book, go to http://www.palgrave-usa.com/catalog/product.aspx?isbn=1403977976

“‘You can’t run away nowadays’: Redefining Modernity in D’Arcy McNickle’s The Surrounded.” Forthcoming in Studies in American Indian Literatures.

I have also published on Mourning Dove and on Native American feminism.

I am currently working on an article about teaching multicultural literatures online and am exploring my next book project, which will focus on American ethnic writers in an international context.

Courses I Teach

Survey of African American Literature

Modern Native American Literatures

Multicultural American Literatures (Intro and Topics)

Elements of Literary Analysis

Harlem Renaissance seminar

Major Novelists: Hurston and Wright