Jack Taylor


My research and teaching interests are African American literature, African American visual culture, literature of the Black diaspora, and critical theory. I am currently working on an article concerning biopolitics in Richard Wright’s Native Son. I have forthcoming articles in The New Centennial Review and Intertexts. I am currently working on a book project concerning the interconnection of African American literature, political theory, and affect theory.


Fall Semester 2018
  • ENG-471: Studies: Postcolonial Lit
  • ENG-775: Seminar in Cultural Studies

Summer Semester 2018
  • ENG-270: Intro to Lit: Literary History
  • ENG-320: Intro to English Studies Restriction: Major

Spring Semester 2018
  • ENG-374: Race, Ethnicity, & Literature
  • ENG-440: Single Author: James Baldwin

Fall Semester 2017
  • ENG-373: African American Literature
  • ENG-625B: Theories and Methods of Literary Study

Spring Semester 2017
  • ENG-320: Intro to English Studies
  • ENG-735F: African American Literature & Theory: African American Protest Lit: Abolitionist to Civil Rights Movement

Fall Semester 2016
  • ENG-272: Lit & Culture: Exploring Black Culture & Film
  • ENG-320: Intro to English Studies