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Jarvis C McInnis

Cordelia and William Laverack Family Assistant Professor of English
Box 90015, Durham, NC 27708
313 Allen Building, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Publications

a "reorder of things" in black studies: sacred praxis, phono(geo)graphy, and the counter-archive of diaspora

Journal Article Comparative Literature Studies · February 1, 2022 This article examines Erna Brodber's 1994 novel, Louisiana, as a methodological invitation to the field of Black Studies to query how we do the work of black study. A Jamaican social scientist turned novelist, Brodber finds the tools of social science and ... Full text Open Access Cite

Black Women's Geographies and the Afterlives of the Sugar Plantation

Journal Article American Literary History · December 1, 2019 Full text Open Access Cite

A corporate plantation reading public: Labor, literacy, and diaspora in the global black South

Journal Article American Literature · September 1, 2019 Featured Publication This essay reconstructs the history of the Cotton Farmer, a rare African American newspaper edited and published by black tenant farmers employed by the Delta and Pine Land Company, once the world’s largest corporate cotton plantation located in the Missis ... Full text Open Access Cite

“That ‘the Land Would One Day Be Free’: Reconciling Race and Region in African American and Southern Studies.”

Journal Article Mississippi Quarterly: The Journal of Southern Cultures · 2015 Cite

"Writing Around the Edges": A Praise Song for Wanda Coleman

Journal Article Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters · 2014 Cite

Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930

Other MELUS: The Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States Cite