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Publications of Karla Holloway    :chronological  combined  bibtex listing:


  1. Holloway, K. BookMarks: Reading in Black and White–A Memoir. Rutgers University Press, 2006.
  2. Holloway, K. Codes of Conduct: Race, Ethics, and the Color of Our Character. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 1995.
  3.  Legal Fictions: Constituting Law, Composing Literature. Duke University Press, 2014.
  4. Holloway, K. Legal Fictions: Constituting Race, Composing Literature. Duke University Press, 2014. [854980326]
  5. Holloway, K. Moorings & Metaphors: Figures of Culture and Gender in Blk Women’s Lit. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 1992.
  6. Holloway, K. New Dimensions of Spirituality: A BiRacial and BiCultural Reading of the Novels of Toni Morrison. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1987. (with S. Demetrakopoulos)
  7. Holloway, K. Passed On: African American Mourning Stories. Duke UP, 2002. (2nd printing (2002); paperback (2003; 3rd printing (2011))
  8. Holloway, K. Private Bodies/Public Texts: Race, Gender, and a Cultural Bioethics. Duke University Press, 2011.
  9. Holloway, K. The Character of the Word: The Texts of Zora Neale Hurston. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1987.

Essays/Articles/Chapters in Books

  1. Holloway, K. "A Question of Identity." Counterpoint and Beyond: A Response to Becoming a Nation of Readers. NCTE, 1988. 43-50.
  2. Holloway, KFC. "Accidental communities: Race, emergency medicine, and the problem of PolyHeme®." The American Journal of Bioethics : Ajob 6.3Taylor and Francis, (July, 2006): 7-17. [doi]  [abs]
  3. Holloway, K. "Beloved: A Spiritual." Callaloo 13.3 (Fall 1990): 516-25.
  4. K.Holloway. "Beloved: America's Grammar Book." Daedalus, the Journal of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences 1.143 (Winter, 2014)
  5. Holloway, K. "Beloved: An American Grammar Book." Daedalus 143.1 (2014): 107-114.
  6. Holloway, K. "Bury the Thought." Shaping Memories. Ed. Gabbin, J. Univ of Mississippi Press, Fall 2009.
  7. Holloway, K. "Coda: Bodies of Evidence." S&F (Scholar and Feminist) Online Ed. Jakobsen, J. http://www.barnard.edu/sfonline/4.3Barnard College, (Summer, 2006)
  8. Holloway, K. "Composing Private Bodies." Hastings Center Matters Fall 2011 (2011) [pdf]
  9. Holloway, K. "Cruel Enough to Stop the Blood: Global Feminisms and the U.S. Body Politic, or: ’They Done Taken My Blues and Gone’." Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism 7.1 (2006)
  10. Holloway, K. "Cultural Narratives Passed On: African American Mourning Stories." College English 59.1 (Jan. 1997): 32-40.
  11. Holloway, K. "Cultural Politics in the Academic Community: Masking the Color Line." College English 55.6 (Oct. 1993): 610-17.
  12. Holloway, K. "Don’t Discount DNA Dangers." Raleigh News and Observer  (March, 2006)
  13. Holloway, K. "Economies of Space: Markets and Marketability in Our Nig and Iola Leroy." The (Other) American Traditions: 19th Century American Women. Ed. Warren, J. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 1992. 126-40.
  14. Holloway, KFC. "Editor's afterword: Private bodies/public texts: Literature, science, and states of surveillance." Literature and Medicine 26.1Johns Hopkins University Press, (January, 2007): 269-276. [doi]
  15. Holloway, K. "Foreword: On Monuments and Documents." Uncrowned Queens: African American Community Leaders of Western New York. 3 2006. 
  16. Holloway, K. "Gender." The Oxford Companion to African-American Literature. Ed. al, WAE. New York: Oxford UP, 1997. 312-15.
  17. Holloway, K. "Genomics, Arts & Popular Culture." Annals of Scholarship: Arts Practices; Human Science in a Global Culture Fall (2009)
  18. Holloway, K. "Holy Heat: Rituals of the Spirit in Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God." Journal of Religion and Literature 23.3 (Autumn 1991): 127-41.
  19. Holloway, K. "Image, Act, and Identity in Ernest Gaines’s In My Father’s House." New Perspectives on Ernest Gaines. Ed. Estes, D. Athens, GA: U of Georgia P, 1994. 180-94.
  20. Holloway, K. "Language, Culture, and the Implications of Assessment." Alternative Perspectives in Children’s Language and Literacy. Ed. Bloome, D; al, E. New Jersey: Ablex Publishing Corp., 1994. 11-21.
  21. Holloway, K. "Learning to Talk - Learning to Read." Tapping Potential: English Language Arts for the Black Child. NCTE, 1985. 
  22. Holloway, K. "My Tongue is In My Friend’s Mouth." Talking Gender: Public Images, Personal Journeys, and Political Critiques. U of North Carolina P, 1996. 124-37.
  23. Holloway, K. "Narrative Time/Spiritual Text." Faulkner/Morrison, Morrison/Faulkner. Ed. Kolmerten, C; Ross, S; Wittenberg, J. UP of Missisippi, 1997. 
  24. Brogan, JV; Dubek, L; Holloway, KF; Innes, SA; Martin, W; Rogers, JM; Schwartz, L; Sprencnether, M; Torry, R. "Notes on Contributors." Women'S Studies 23.4Informa UK Limited, (September, 1994): 397-398. [doi]
  25. Holloway, K. "Nothing’s Secret." Duke Magazine 95.3 (May/June 2009)
  26. Holloway, K. "Private Bodies/Public Texts: Literature, Science, and States of Surveillance." Literature and Medicine 26.1 (2007)
  27. Holloway, K. "Private Parts/Public Spaces." Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 23.4 (1994): 307-19. [doi]
  28. Holloway, KF. "Private Parts/Public Spaces: Or, “My Tongue is in My Friend's Mouth”." Women'S Studies 23.4Informa UK Limited, (September, 1994): 307-319. [doi]
  29. Holloway, K. "Remembering Our Foremothers: Older Black Women - Politics of Age, Politics of Survival." Women and Politics 6 (1986): 13-34.
  30. Holloway, KFC. "Response to open peer commentaries on "accidental communities: Race, emergency medicine, and the problem of PolyHeme®": The "R" word: Bioethics and a (Dis)regard of race [2]." The American Journal of Bioethics : Ajob 6.3Informa UK Limited, (July, 2006): W46-W48. [doi]
  31. Holloway, K. "The "R" Word: Bioethics and a (Dis)Regard of Race." American Journal of Bioethics 6.3 (2006)
  32. Holloway, K. "The Body Politic." Subjects and Citizens: From Ooronoko to Anita Hill. Ed. Davidson, C; Moon, M. Durham: Duke UP, 1995. 481-97.
  33. Holloway, K. "The Death of Culture." The Massachusetts Review  (Spring, 1999): 31-41.
  34. Holloway, K. "The Effects of Basal Readers on Oral Language Complexity." Jrnl of Psycholinguistic Research 15.2 (Mar. 1986): 141-51.
  35. Holloway, K. "The Emergent Voice: The Word within its Texts." Zora Neale Hurston: Critical Perspectives, Past and Present. Ed. Gates, HL; Appiah, A. New York: Amistad P, 1993. 
  36. Holloway, K. "The Lyrical Dimensions of Spirituality." Embodied Voices: Female Vocality in Western Culture. Ed. Jones, N; Dunn, L. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge UP, 1994. 
  37. Holloway, K. "The Passing of a Repast." The Forum–American Assn of Education and Counseling  (Oct. 2008)
  38. Holloway, K. "The Race for Theory." Literature on the Move: Comparing Diasporic Ethnicities in Europe and the Americas. Ed. Marcais, D; al, E. 97Heidelberg: Universitaetsverlag Carl, Winter, 2002. 347-354.
  39. Holloway, K. "The Right to Privacy: Home Invasions–Standing Naked Before the Law."    under review
  40. Holloway, KFC. "Their Bodies, Our Conduct: How Society and Medicine Produce Persons Standing in Need of End-of-Life Care.." Journal of Palliative Medicine 19.2 (February, 2016): 127-128. [doi]
  41. Holloway, K. "W.E.B.DuBois and The Right to Privacy." African American Culture and Legal Discourse. Ed. King, L; Schur, R. Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. 
  42. Holloway, K. "What Would DuBois Do?." Black Issues Book Review  (July/August 2007)
  43. Holloway, K. "Women as Elders: Images, Visions, and Issues (report)." Ed. Bell, MJ. New York: Haworth P,
  44. Holloway, K. "Zora Neale Hurston." The Oxford Companion to Women’s Literature in the United States. Ed. Davidson, C; Wagner-Martin, L. Oxford UP, 2003. 408-10.
  45. Holloway, K. "Zora Neale Hurston." Ed. Fox, R; Kloppenberg, J. Blackwell Publishers,
  46. Holloway, K. "’Vulnerable’ Populations: Medicine, Race, and Presumptions of Identity." Virtual Mentor 13.2 (February 3, 2011): 124-127. [html]

Short Stories

  1. Holloway, K. "The Thursday Ladies." Double Stitch: Black Women Write About Mothers&Daughters (Boston: Beacon P, 1991).

Book Reviews

  1. Holloway, K. Review of Gloria Naylor’s Talking Vines and Whispering Rocks: Mama Day.  Belle Lettres (Aug. 1988).
  2. Holloway, K. Review of Nathaniel Mackey’s Djbot Baghostus’s Run.  African American Review 29.4 (Winter 1995): 698-700.
  3. Holloway, K. Review of Toni Morrison’s Beloved.  Black American Literature Forum 23.1 (Spring 1989): 179-82.
  4. Holloway, K. The Ladies Speak Out.  Review of Wearing Purple, edited by Otis Owens et al., The Raleigh News and Observer (23 Feb. 1997).


  1. Holloway, K. "DNA and the Romance of Race." National Public Radio–News and Notes (February, 2006).
  2. Holloway, K. "Hillary and Obama." The State of Things WUNC–NPR (January, 2008). Interview w/Frank Stasio
  3. "How Black Authors Write About Law and Race." NPR's WUNC The State of Things with Frank Stasio (January 23, 2014). [how-black-authors-write-about-us-law-and-race]
  4. Holloway, K. "Media Coverage of Global Health: A Matter of Privacy." Hastings Center Bioethics Forum (2010). [Post.aspx]
  5. Holloway, K. "Polyheme–An Update?." Durham Herald Sun (September, 2007).
  6. Holloway, K. "Quiet As It’s Kept–Without a Name for Grief." National Public Radio–News and Notes (June, 2006).
  7. Holloway, K. "Shield the Children (On Public Death and Spectacle)." Raleigh News & Observer (2014).
  8. "Speakers for the Dead." (February 3, 2014). [html]  [abs]
  9. Holloway, K. "Speakers for the Dead (On Brain Death, Race and Cultures of Dying)." NewBlackMan (in Exile) (2014).
  10. Holloway, K. "The False Dividing Line of Race." Raleigh News and Observer (February 22, 2008).
  11. Holloway, K. "The Problem with Cosby." Orlando Sentinel, Durham Herald Sun (October, 2007).
  12. Holloway, K. "The Return of One Drop?." Raleigh News and Observer (November, 2007).
  13. Holloway, K. "Those Faces We Do Not Mourn." Raleigh News and Observer (August 17, 2007).
  14. Holloway, K. "‘The Help’ Sues Kathryn Stockett; NPR’s The State of Things with Frank Stasio—King’s Legacy-Today’s Activism (1/2011)." (2011).

Articles in a Collection

  1. Schmidt, P; Cohn, D; Handley, G; Smith, J; Richardson, R; Matthews, J; Trefzer, A; Lowe, J; Monroe, C; Duck, LA; Holloway, K; Bost, S; Fossett, JJ; Wagner, B; Limón, J; Samway, P; Esplin, E; Segrest, M; Henninger, K; Ring, N; Benson, M. "Concluding roundtable: Postcolonial theory, the U.S. South, and New World Studies Joint ALA/SSSL Symposium, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, December 12-15, 2002." December, 2004. 171-194.

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