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Crawford, Norlisha

Norlisha Crawford
 

Director, African American Studies Program

Office: English Department, Radford 209

African American Studies Office, Sage  3465

Phone: 920-424-2254 English

Phone: 920-424- 0944 African American Studies

Email: crawforn@uwosh.edu

Office Hours:

Personal Statement:

I specialize in African American literature, with an emphasis on crime fiction.

Recommended Reading

  • The 10-volume Harlem crime fiction series, Chester Himes
  • Maud Martha, Gwendolyn Brooks
  • At the Dark End of the Street, Danielle McGuire
  • The Price of the Ticket, a collection of essays by James Baldwin
  • If He Holler Let him Go, Chester Himes

 Degrees

  • PhD, University of Maryland - College Park, English
  • MA, University of Maryland - College Park, English
  • BS, Antioch University, Political Science/American History

Courses Taught

  • AAS 100: Introduction to African American Studies
  • ENG 371: African American Women’s Literature
  • ENG 327: African American Detective Fiction
  • ENG 219: African American Literature Survey
  • HONORS 229: Introduction to African American Literature
  • ENG 319: African American Literature
  • ENG 331: Contemporary Literature: African American Short Fiction

Selected Publications and/or Activities:

  • “Introduction: Chester Himes and His Legacy,” CLUES: A Journal of Detection, guest editor, 28.1 (Spring 2010): 5-19.
  • “‘Living in the Shade of the White Metropolis’: Class Dynamics in Chester Himes’ Harlem.” Color, Hair, and Bone: Race in the Twenty-first Century, edited by Linden Lewis and Glyne Griffith, Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2008.
  • 2010 Film and History Conference: Representations of Love in Film and Television, Moderator, November 11-14, 2010, Milwaukee, WI. I served as an area chair for “Blaxploitation Films: What’s Love Got to Do with It?”, three panels.
  • Dean’s Symposium, COLS, UW Oshkosh, September 22, 2010, “Chester Himes and His Influence on Racial Uplift Traditions.” XXXth International Congress on Law and Mental Health, “Hiding in Plain Sight: Legacies of Racial Violence in U.S. Popular Culture,” panel on “The Various Meanings of Trauma II,” New York University Law School, NYC, NY, June 28-July 2, 2009.
  • Chester Himes Symposium, paper presented, “Then What about Rabelais? Himes’s ‘Search for a Street,’” Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, March 2, 2009.
  • Curriculum Vitae
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