Intellectual Intersections: A Case for Teaching the Contemporary Discipline of Creative Writing in Early American Studies

Honorée Fanonne Jeffers

University of Oklahoma

Honorée Fanonne Jeffers is a poet, fiction writer, literary and cultural critic, and the author of four books of poetry, The Gospel of Barbecue (2000); Outlandish Blues (Wesleyan University Press, 2003); Red Clay Suite (Southern Illinois University Press, 2007); and The Glory Gets (Wesleyan University Press, 2015). She has won fellowships for her creative work from the Aspen Summer Words Conference, the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Witter Bynner Foundation through the Library of Congress. An elected member of the American Antiquarian Society, she is Professor of English at the University of Oklahoma.


What counts as early, and what counts as American? How do our answers to these questions influence our scholarly and pedagogical labors along with the broader structure of our scholarly field (or fields)?This roundtable will... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Honorée Fanonne Jeffers (University of Oklahoma)

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P54 » Beyond Early, Beyond American (15:45 - Friday, 23rd March, Fiesta III-IV)

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