Faculty

Glenda Carpio | Professor of English and of African and African American Studies


Education: B.A. 1991 Vassar
Ph.D. 2002 University of California at Berkeley


Phone: 617-495-7868
carpio@fas.harvard.edu
Office Hours: Tuesday 2-4pm
Office: Barker Center 234 (AAAS Dept)

Interests:

The Literature, History and Culture of New World Slavery; African-American Visual Art; Anglophone Caribbean Literature; Theories on Memory and Textuality; Gender and Cultural Studies; Native American and Latino/a US Literature.

Selected Works:

Laughing Fit to Kill; Black Humor in the Fictions of Slavery (Oxford UP. 2008); Conjuring the Mysteries of Slavery: Voodoo, Fetishism and Stereotype in Ishmael Reed’s Flight to Canada (American Literature, 2005); Junot’s Prize: A Pulitzer First for Afro-Latino Literature (April 29, 2008); ” ‘Any Gum, Chum?': Thomas Pynchon and the Culture of Modern War,” New Literary History of American Literature, Greil Marcus and Werner Sollors, eds. (Harvard University Press, 2009).

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