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Jesmyn Ward: New Critical Essays

Sheri-Marie Harrison

This collection of essays provides a thorough and probing account of an author who is quickly becoming one of the most read, studied and taught contemporary writers, but whose work remains underrepresented in scholarship. It is broad and ambitious in scope, mirroring the richness of Ward's oeuvre, and it brings together a diverse and dynamic range of approaches that reflect the scholarly conversations in which Ward is embedded.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • Publish Date: Sep 1st, 2025
  • Pages: 368
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9781399510622
  • Categories: African American & Black - Women

About the Author

Sheri-Marie Harrison is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Missouri, where she researches and teaches Contemporary literature and mass culture of the African Diaspora and directs the Individualized Degrees program. She is the author of Negotiating Sovereignty in Postcolonial Jamaican Literature (2014). Among her ongoing projects is an author study of Marlon James, a monograph on genre in Contemporary Black fiction. She is also a co-editor for the Routledge Companion to the Novel (forthcoming 2024).

Arin Keeble is a Lecturer in Contemporary Literature at Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland. His most recent book is Narratives of Hurricane Katrina in Context (2019) and his essays can be found in Journal of American Studies, Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, Parallax, Post45 Contemporaries, Comparative American Studies, European Journal of American Culture, Canadian Review of American Studies, the Times Literary Supplement and in collections including The Routledge Companion to Twenty-First Century Literary Fiction, The City in American Literature and Culture and The Routledge Companion to Music and Modern Literature.

Maria Elena Torres-Quevedo is a trade union organiser based in Edinburgh, Scotland. She received her PhD from Edinburgh University in 2021. Her dissertation focused on contemporary American women's autobiographies and posthumanism