Stephen Knadler, Ph.D.
Title: Professor of English and Associate Chair, Department of English
- U.S. Latino/a Literature and Culture
- Trauma and Testimony in Women’s Life Writing
- U.S. Racial Masculinities
- Imagining Afro-Asia
- American Body Politics: The 1850s
- Germs, Genes, and Zombies: Narrating Biomedicine,
Narratives of Biomedicine
- Literary Theory Seminar
- Honors Composition
- Introduction to Literary Studies
- U.S. Literature after 1865
- U.S. Literature before 1865
- Comparative U.S. Ethnic Literatures
Ph.D & M.A. Vanderbilt University
Manuscript in Progress: Sanitary Citizenship: Biomedical Politics and Racial Uplift
Stephen Knadler’s most recent publications have examined the transnational framework of 19th-century and early 20-century African American literature to recover its complicated re-imaging of democracy and citizenship. He is currently working on a manuscript looking at the relation among biomedicine, public health discourse, and African American culture.
Remapping Citizenship and the Nation in African-American Literature. New York: Routledge Press, 2009
Fugitive Race: Narrating and Resisting Whiteness, 1850-1980. Jackson, MS: The University Press of Mississippi, 2002
- “Unsanitized Domestic Allegories: Biomedical Politics, Racial Uplift, and the African American Woman’s Risk Narrative. American Literature 85 1 (March 2013).
- “Dis-abled Citizenship: Narrating the Extraordinary Body in Racial Uplift.” Forthcoming in Arizona Quarterly 2013.
- “’The Bright Side’: Moral(e) Influence and African American Women’s Post-Reconstruction Affective Politics.” Forthcoming in Oxford Press New Narratives of the American South.
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“Back to Oriental Africa: Islamicism and Becoming African in the Early Black Atlantic.” Modern Language Quarterly 72 1 (Spring 2011)
- Democracy Hesitant: Sociological Knowledge Production, Policy, and the Public Sphere.” American Literary History 23 1 (2011): 135-147
- “At Home in the Crystal Palace: African American Transnationalism and the Aesthetics of Representative Democracy.” ESQ: The Journal of the American Renaissance 56 (2010): 329-362
Recent Grants and Awards
- NEH Summer Research Grant, 2011
- UNCF Henry McBay Research Fellowship, Summer 2010
- CIEE Ping Fellowship for International Faculty Development Seminar, “Spain and Morocco,” Summer 2010
- Mellon Tocqueville Faculty Development Seminar, Grant, Summer, 2010
- Spelman College Free Thinking Women’s Course Development Grant, 2010 “Germs, Genes, and Giant Babies: Biomedical Narratives, Narrating Biomedicine”
- Spelman Small Faculty Development Grant, 2012