Examining the Power of Pop Culture to Shape Perception, Issues, and Trends

Kinitra Brooks grew up connecting ideas, asking questions, and demanding the freedom to do so. Today, the Associate Professor in MSU’s Department of English continues to push boundaries through her study of Black women, genre fiction, popular culture, and the work of conjure women as intellectual history.

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Navigating Teacher Licensure Exams

Dr. Emery Petchauer, Associate professor and coordinator of the English Education program, recently published Navigating Teacher Licensure Exams on Routledge. The book explores the high-takes exams that aspiring educators must pass…

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Recent Graduate Student Publications

Katie Greulich, Nests, Shoots, and Leaves: Interesting Aesthetics in Ecological and Cinematic Documentary.” Postmodern Culture (forthcoming 2019).Abdulhamit Arvas.“From The Pervert Back to The Beloved: Homosexuality and Ottoman Literary History, 1453-1923.” The Cambridge History of…

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The Lemonade Reader

The Lemonade Reader is an interdisciplinary collection that explores the nuances of Beyoncé’s 2016 visual album, Lemonade. The essays and editorials present fresh, cutting-edge scholarship fueled by contemporary thoughts on film, material…

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Mouths of Rain

English doctoral candidate Briona Jones has received an advance contract with the New Press for Mouths of Rain, the companion anthology to Words of Fire: An Anthology of African-American Feminist Thought. Mouths of Rain…

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Generous Thinking

Professor of English Kathleen Fitzpatrick, the Director of Digital Humanities at MSU, has recently published a new book titled Generous Thinking: A Radical Approach to Saving the University, with Johns…

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