Jack Taylor

Contact:
jat9@hawaii.edu

My research and teaching interests are African American literature, African American visual culture, literature of the Black diaspora, and critical theory. I have published on a range of material and authors ranging from lynching photography, Richard Wright in The New Centennial Review, Ralph Ellison in Intertext: A Journal of Theoretical Reflection, Frederick Douglass in Interdisciplinary Literary Studies, HBO's The Wire in Studies in Popular Culturememorials in Transforming Anthropology, and interviews with historically significant figures across multiple venues. I have recently published articles in Research in African Literature, Utopian Studies, & JSR.  I am currently finalizing a book on African migration literature.

Areas of Interest


African American literature, African American visual culture, literature of the Black diaspora, and critical theory

Courses


Spring Semester 2022
  • ENG-336: American Literature to Mid-19th Century
  • ENG-440: Single Author: James Baldwin

Spring Semester 2021
  • ENG-338: American Lit Since Mid-20th C
  • ENG-735F: African American Lit&Theory (African American Literature)

Fall Semester 2020
  • ENG-320: Intro to English Studies
  • ENG-471: Studies: Postcolonial Lit

Summer Semester 2020
  • ENG-100: Composition I
  • ENG-100: Composition I

Spring Semester 2020
  • ENG-271: Intro to Lit: Genre
  • ENG-336: American Lit to Mid-19th C

Spring Semester 2019
  • ENG-272: Intro to Lit: Culture & Lit
  • ENG-320: Intro to English Studies