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Leigh A. Duck <email@example.com>
University of Memphis
|Address:||Dept. of English
467 Patterson Hall
University of Memphis
Memphis, Tennessee 38152
|List Affiliations:||Advisory Board Member for H-Southern-Lit
|Interests:||African American History / Studies
American History / Studies
Ph.D. in English, University of Chicago, 2000
M.A. in English (concentration in creative writing), Southern Methodist University, 1993
B.A. in English, Rice University, 1989
Book: The Nation’s Region: Southern Modernism, Segregation, and U.S. Nationalism (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2006).
“From Colony to Empire: Postmodern Faulkner,” Global Faulkner: Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha 2006, edited by Annette Trefzer and Ann J. Abadie, forthcoming from the University Press of Mississippi.
“Apartheid, Jim Crow, and Comparative Literature,” forthcoming in Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies.
“Space in Time,” contribution to “The U.S. South in Global Contexts: A Collection of Position Statements,” “Global Contexts, Local Literature: The New Southern Studies,” edited by Annette Trefzer and Kathryn McKee, American Literature 78.4 (December 2006): 709-711.
“Plantation ‘Designs’: Faulkner's Transnational Epistemes,” America’s Worlds and the World’s Americas/Les mondes des Amériques et les Amériques du monde, edited by Amaryll Chanady, George Handley, and Patrick Imbert (Ottawa: University of Ottawa/Legas, 2006), 379-89.
“’Rebirth of a Nation’: Hurston in Haiti,” Journal of American Folklore 117.474 (Spring 2004): 127-46.
"Travel and Transference: V. S. Naipaul and the Plantation Past,” in Look Away: The U.S. South in New World Studies, edited by Deborah N. Cohn and Jonathan R. Smith (Durham: Duke University Press, 2004), 150-70.
“Rethinking Community: Post-Plantation Literatures in Postmodernity,” Mississippi Quarterly 56.4 (Fall 2003): 511-20.
“‘Go There tuh Know There’: Zora Neale Hurston and the Chronotope of the Folk,” American Literary History 13.2 (Spring 2001): 266-94.
Contemporary South African Literature (graduate)
Narrating Apartheid: South African and Southern U.S. Literature (graduate)
Southern U.S. Literature (graduate online, undergraduate, and continuing studies)
American Literature after 1865 (graduate, undergraduate seminar, and undergraduate survey)--Special Topics: Narrating Nation; Race, Law, and Narrative; Narrating Adolescence; The Spatial Imagination
Modernist Fiction (undergraduate and continuing studies)
Narrative and Psychoanalysis (undergraduate honors)
Ireland: Case Study in Globalization (team-taught undergraduate honors/study abroad)
The Global Challenge: Humanities (team-taught undergraduate honors)