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Venetria Kirsten Patton

Harry E. Preble Dean

Additional Campus Affiliations

Harry E. Preble Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Professor, English
Professor, African American Studies
Professor, Gender and Women's Studies
Professor, Women & Gender in Global Perspectives

Highlighted Publications

Patton, V. K. (2000). Women in Chains: The Legacy of Slavery in Black Women's Fiction. (SUNY series in African American Studies). SUNY Press.

Patton, V. K., & Honey, M. (Eds.) (2001). Double-Take: A Revisionist Harlem Renaissance Anthology. Rutgers University Press.

Patton, V. K. (2013). The Grasp That Reaches beyond the Grave: The Ancestral Call in Black Women's Texts. SUNY Press.

Patton, V. K. (Ed.) (2014). Background Readings for Teachers of American Literature. (2 ed.) (Bedford/St. Martin's Professional Resources). Bedford/St. Martin's.

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Recent Publications

Patton, V. K. (Accepted/In press). Post Civil Rights Era and the Rise of Contemporary Novels of Slavery. In D. P. Alridge, C. L. Bynum, & J. B. Stewart (Eds.), The Black Intellectual Tradition: African American Thought in the Twentieth Century (The New Black Studies Series). University of Illinois Press.

Bolton, P., & Patton, V. K. (2020). Gender and the Construction of Antebellum Slave Narratives. In S. Belasco, T. S. Gaul, L. Johnson, & M. Soto (Eds.), A Companion to American Literature (pp. 242-254). Wiley.

Patton, V. K. (2019). Review: S. Schalk's Bodyminds Reimagined: (Dis)ability, Race, and Gender in Black Women's Speculative Fiction. MFS - Modern Fiction Studies, 65(3), 563-566.

Patton, V. K. (2016). Lifting the Veil and Reclaiming Black Women's Humanity. In Beyond Mammy, Jezebel & Sapphire: Reclaiming Images of Black Women / Works from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation.

West, E. J., Parker, K. R., & Patton, V. K. (2015). Reviving a Tradition: CLA Members' Publications List, 2011-2015. CLA Journal, 59(2), 194-202.

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