Dr. Alicia Kent
Campus Phone: (810) 762-3479
M.A., Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2000
B.A. (English and International Relations), Stanford University, 1990
Specializations/Areas of Interest
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