C. Liegh McInnis

McinnisInstructor of English  

M.A., Jackson State University
B.A., Jackson State University
Completed 2 years in the University of Southern Mississippi Creative Writing Doctoral
    Program

Office: 418 College of Liberal Arts Building
Phone: 601.979.2249
E-mail: clieghmcinnis@bellsouth.net

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Specialty Areas:
Creative Writing (Poetry and Fiction)
The Lyrics of Prince
African American Literature (General)
Black Arts Movement
Music Lyrics as Poetry
World Literature
Literary Criticism

Courses Taught (List):
    Composition & Literature
    World Literature
    Creative Writing
    Black Writers in America
    Literary Criticism

Research Interests:
    Creative Writing (Poetry and Fiction) as Activism    
African American Literature (General)
    The Lyrics of Prince
    Music Lyrics as Poetry

Selected Publications:

Books:
    Matters of Reality:  Body, Mind, and Soul (Poetry Collection)
    The Lyrics of Prince:  A Literary Look at a Creative Musical Poet, Philosopher, and Storyteller (Literary Analysis of the Lyrics of Prince)
    Confessions:  Brainstormin’ from Midnight ‘til Dawn (Poetry Collection)
    Scripts:  Sketches and Tales of Urban Mississippi (Short Fiction Collection)
    Searchin’ for Psychedelica (Poetry Collection)
    Prose:  Essays and Letters (A collection of published essays and letters)
    Da Black Book of Linguistic Liberation (Poetry Collection)
    Brother Hollis:  The Sankofa of a Movement Man (co-written autobiography of Civil Rights icon Hollis Watkins)

Other Publications:
"The New Afro-Mississippi Writers"
http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/naawm.html
"The Importance of Teaching Diversity in World Literature"
http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/mcinnis.html
"The Pros and Cons of Mainstream and Self-Publishing"
http://writers.aalbc.com/publishers.htm#Pros
Excerpts from The Lyrics of Prince: A Literary Look…
http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/prince.html
University Service/Appointments:
English Department Retention Committee
Board Member of the Margaret Walker Alexander Center