Shanna L. Smith

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Assistant Professor of English

 

Email: shanna.l.smith@jsums.edu

Phone: 601.979.5870

Office Location: Dollye M.E, Robinson Liberal Arts Building, 4th floor, Office #416

 

DEGREES 

Ph.D. The University of Maryland, College Park, American Studies, 2014

M.A. The University of Kentucky, Secondary English Education, 1993

B.A. Kentucky State University, English, 1991

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

African American Literature & Culture, Ethnography/Oral History

 

COURSES TAUGHT

ENG 104

ENG 105

Survey of Black Writers I

Black Women Writers, Short Story

Literature & Society

Professional Writing

Advanced Grammar & Composition

Survey of Contemporary Post-Race Literature, graduate-level

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

College Language Association

Association for the Study of African American Life & History

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

“Close Quarters”, Black Lives Still Matter. Abiodun Oyewole, Ed. New York: 2LeafPress (forthcoming 2017)

"Rooted”, “How I Became Superwoman” Black Bone: 25 Years of the Affrilachian Poets, Bianca Lynne Spriggs and Jeremy Paden, Ed. ( 2017)

“(In)Visible Messages: Patriarchy in Tyler Perry’s Madea Films”.  Shorter, Shavonne and Shanna L. Smith.  Brian Johnson, Ed. The Problematic Tyler Perry.  New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2016.

“Tribute to Maya Angelou”, The Black Scholarhttp://www.theblackscholar.org/ October 2014.

“(Being) Neighborly: Performance in Seen it All and Done the Rest”, Foster-Singletary, T. and Francis-Samuels, A., Eds. In Search of Free Womanhood: The Critical Response to Pearl Cleage. North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2012. 49-61