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Houston A Baker, Susan Fox Beischer & George D. Beischer Arts & Sciences Professor of English and Susan Fox Professor of African & African American Studies

Houston A Baker

Please note: Houston has left the "African & African American Studies" group at Duke University; some info here might not be up to date.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  302 Allen Bldg
Office Phone:  +1 919 684 2110
Email Address: send me a message
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Ph.D.University of California at Los Angeles1968
One year of doctoral workUniversity of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland1967
M.A.University of California at Los Angeles1966
B.A.Howard University, Washington, DC (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)1965

African American Literature

Current Ph.D. Students  

  • Eden Osucha  
  • Mendi Lewis  
  • Jené L. Schoenfeld  
  • Lauren Coats  
  • Genevieve Abravanel  
  • Christian Campbell  
  • Alex Feerst  
  • Eden Osucha  
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. I Don't Hate the South: Reflections on Faulkner, Family, and the South (Fall, 2005), Oxford University Press (manuscript submitted.)
  2. Houston A. Baker, Jr., The Betrayal of the Black Intellectuals: Afro-American Public Intellectuals in the Post-Civil Rights Era (Fall, 2005), Columbia University Press (Manuscript due to editor by summer 2006.)
  3. Houston A. Baker, Jr., special issue editor, Erasing the Commas: RaceGenderClassSexualityRegion, American Literature (March, 2005) [books.php3]  [abs]
  4. Afterword, in New Thoughts on the Black Arts Movement, edited by Margo Crawford & Lisa Gail Collins (2005), Rutgers University Press
  5. Houston A. Baker, Jr., Coltrane, Peeled Oranges, Cosmopolitanism, and a Last(ing) Word on Derrida, "Forum" on Jacques Derrida, PMLA (Winter, 2004)

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