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.


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

Spring Semester 2016
  • ENG-272: Culture & Lit: Exploring Black Literature & Film
  • ENG-780B: Seminar in Comparative Literature: Black Migration Narratives: African American, Caribbean, and African Literature