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African American & African Studies
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John S Wright

John S Wright

612/624-0845
Afro-American & African Studies 883 Soc Sci 267 19th Ave S

Specialties

  • American and Afro-American literature
  • intellectual history and popular culture
  • folklore and oral tradition
  • sociology of literature
  • feminist criticism
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • Black Arts Movement
  • Langston Hughes

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: American Studies, University of Minnesota, 1977.
  • M.A.: English and American Literature, University of Minnesota.
  • B.E.E.: Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota.

Publications

  • Shadowing Ralph Ellison. Wright, John, University Press of Mississippi, Author, 2006. Link
  • Intellectual Life, [African American]: Wright, John, Macmillan Publishing Co., The Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History, 3 1369-90, 1995.
  • Alain Locke: Wright, John, Macmillan Publishing Co., The Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History, 3 1341-43, 1995.
  • Out of the Fog: the Black Renaissance: Wright, John, The Guthrie Program Magazine, 1995.
  • A Photoplate for the Padre: Wright, John, Callaloo: A Journal of African-American and African Arts and Letters, 13.4 , 1995.
  • A Scintillating Send-Off for Falling Stars: The Back Renaissance: Wright, John, A Stronger Soul Within A Finer Frame, 1990.
  • "Sterling Brown's Folk Odyssey." . Wright, John, University of California Press, Author, 1990.

Courses Taught

  • EngL 8590 - The Harlem Renaissance
  • EngL 5130 - Readings in American Minority Literature
  • EngL 8300 - Seminar in American Minority Literature
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