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Jarvis C McInnisJarvis C McInnis  
Cordelia and William Laverack Family Assistant Professor

Office Location: 313 Allen Building, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 684-2741
Email Address: jarvis.mcinnis@duke.edu

Teaching (Spring, 2023):

  • English 89s.02, 1st-yr sem lit (top) Synopsis
    Allen 103, TuTh 10:15 AM-11:30 AM
  • English 390s-1.01, Single american author (top) Synopsis
    Allen 317, TuTh 01:45 PM-03:00 PM

Office Hours:

Fall 2022 Semester:

Tuesdays 2:00-3:00 pm & Thursday 9:30 am-10:30 am (313 Allen) and by appointment


Ph.D., Columbia University

M.Phil., Columbia University

B.A., Tougaloo College

Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. McInnis, JC. "a "reorder of things" in black studies: sacred praxis, phono(geo)graphy, and the counter-archive of diaspora." Comparative Literature Studies 59.1 (February, 2022): 11-48. [doi]  [abs]
  2. Mcinnis, JC. "Black Women's Geographies and the Afterlives of the Sugar Plantation." American Literary History 31.4Oxford University Press (OUP), (December, 2019): 741-774. [doi]  [abs]
  3. McInnis, JC. "A corporate plantation reading public: Labor, literacy, and diaspora in the global black South." American Literature 91.3Duke University Press, (September, 2019): 523-555. [doi]  [abs]
  4. Jarvis C. McInnis,. "“Behold the Land”: W. E. B. Du Bois, Cotton Futures, and the Afterlife of the Plantation in the US South." The Global South 10.2Indiana University Press, (2016): 70-70. [doi]
  5. McInnis, JC. "“That ‘the Land Would One Day Be Free’: Reconciling Race and Region in African American and Southern Studies.”." Mississippi Quarterly: the Journal of Southern Cultures 68.1-2 (2015): 15-20.

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