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Emily Lutenski, Ph.D.
Emily Lutenski, Ph.D.
Adorjan Hall 219
Ph.D. in English and Women's Studies, University of Michigan (2008)
M.A. in English Language and Literature, University of Michigan (2003)
B.A. with majors in English and Women's Studies, University of California at Berkeley (2000)
ASTD 202 – Investigating America
ASTD 260 – American Places: Frontiers and Borderlands
ASTD 293 – What Makes a Man? Manhood and Meaning in American Culture
ASTD 360 – History and Fiction: The Harlem Renaissance
ASTD 360 / WGS 393 – History and Fiction: What's American about American Women Novelists?
ASTD 425 – American Mosaic: Literature and Diversity
ASTD 593 – American Modernism
ASTD 593 – Women of Color and Feminism
ASTD 593 – Frontiers and Borderlands: Contact and Conquest in the American Imaginary
ASTD 593 – What's American about American Women Novelists?
ASTD 693 – The Harlem Renaissance
Recipient, 2014 Donald G. Brennan Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching, SLU College of Arts and Sciences
Emily's research interests focus on 20th century American literature, with emphasis in comparative ethnic literatures and cultures, gender and feminist studies, modernism, and issues of space and place. She is currently working on a book manuscript, Beyond Harlem: New Negro Cartographies of the American West, which is under contract with the University Press of Kansas for the CultureAmerica series, edited by Erika Doss and Philip J. Deloria. This project introduces African American writers to the scope of the American West in the early 20th century, calling into question the geographical limits—urban, Atlantic—of the "New Negro." By locating modern African American literature the unexpected geography of the American West, Beyond Harlem rethinks tropes of black diaspora by considering the U.S.-Mexico border, bringing central paradigms of black studies into conversation with Chicana/o studies.
Book: Beyond Harlem: New Negro Cartographies of the American West. Under contract with the University Press of Kansas for the CultureAmerica series, edited by Erika Doss and Philip J. Deloria.
Articles and Book Chapters:
"Tribes of Men: John Joseph Mathews' Indian Internationalism," SAIL: Studies in American Indian Literatures 24.2 (Summer 2012): 39–64.
"Locating the Modern Mexican in Josefina Niggli's Step Down, Elder Brother," Western American Literature 45.1 (Spring 2010): 5–29.
"'A Small Man in Big Spaces': The New Negro, the Mestizo, and Jean Toomer's Southwestern Writing," MELUS: Multiethnic Literature of the United States, 33.1 (Spring 2008): 11–32.
Republished in: Toomer, Jean. Cane: A Norton Critical Edition. Edited by Rudolph P. Byrd and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 2nd ed. New York: W.W. Norton, 2011. 418–39.
Revised and republished in: Escape From New York!: The New Negro Renaissance Beyond Harlem. Edited by Davarian Baldwin and Minkah Makalani. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2013.
At SLU, Emily has served on the Faculty Council of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Women's and Gender Studies Advisory Board, and the Women's and Gender Studies Programming Committee, in addition to search and admissions committees in the Department of American Studies.