C. Liegh McInnis



Instructor of English
Office: 418 Dollye M.E. Robinson Liberal Arts Bldg.
Telephone: (601) 979-1335
Email: c.liegh.mcinnis@jsums.edu







MA, English, Jackson State University
BA, English, Jackson State University
Further Graduate Studies, Creative Writing, University of Southern Mississippi 

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:

    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"
"The Importance of Teaching Diversity in World Literature"
"The Pros and Cons of Mainstream and Self-Publishing"
Excerpts from The Lyrics of Prince: A Literary Look…

University Service/Appointments:
English Department Retention Committee
Board Member of the Margaret Walker Alexander Center