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Maurice O WallaceMaurice O Wallace  
Associate Professor of English and African and African American Studies

Office Location: 304D Allen
Office Phone: (919) 684-3939
Email Address:

Office Hours:

Spring 2014
Thursdays by apointment

Education:

Ph.D., Duke University

A.B., Washington University-St. Louis
Specialties:

African American Literature
American Literature
Gender & Sexuality Studies
Modern to Contemporary
Novels
A 1995 Duke PhD, Maurice Wallace has also taught at in the departments of English and African and Afro-American Studies at Yale University. He is a former member of the Yale Journal of Criticism editorial collective. Author of Constructing the Black Masculine: Identity and Ideality in African American Men's Literature and Culture, 1775-1995, his recent teachings and writings have turned to literature and visual culture, with particular emphases on autobiography, realism, and the visual technologies of race and gender. Presently, he is at work on two monographs: the first is a critical meditation on race, vocation, and exile in the life of James Baldwin; the second is a study on photography, masculinity and the African American Civil War soldier. He also co-editor with Shawn Michelle Smith of the collection Pictures and Progress: Early Photography and the Making of African American Identity. His essays have appeared in American Literary History and Journal of African American History and several critical anthologies.

Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. with Shawn Michelle Smith. Pictures and Progress: Early Photography and the Making of African American Identity.  2012
  2. "Violence and Manhood in Douglass’s Civil War." The Cembridge Companion to Frederick Douglass. Ed. Maurice Lee. Cambridge University Press, 2009.
  3. "Print, Prosthesis, Impersonation: Toni Morrison’s Jazz and the Limits of American Literary History." American Literary History 20.4 (Winter, 2008): 794-806.
  4. "Riveted to the Wall: Covetous Fathers, Devoted Sons and the Patriarchal Pieties of Herman Melville and Frederick Dougass." Frederick Douglass and Herman Melville: Essays in Relation. Ed. Robert Levine and Samuel Otter. University of North Carolina Press, 2008. 300-326.
  5. "Riveted to the Wall: Covetous Fathers, Devoted Sons, and the Patriarchal Pieties of Herman Melville and Frederick Douglass." Frederick Douglass and Herman Melville: Essays in Relation Ed. Robert Levine and Samuel Otter. University of North Carolina Press, (2007)

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