First Year Writing, African American Literature, American Literature, , Gwendolyn Brooks, Zora Neale Hurston, Nella Larsen, Carl Van Vechten, Richard Wright, Psychoanalysis
Dorothy Stringer is a scholar of African American and US literatures, with particular interests in Harlem Renaissance and midcentury literature and photography. She has taught First-Year Writing and English Literature at Temple since 2006.
“Slavery and the Afrofuture in Samuel R. Delany's Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand.” “Speculating Futures,” special issue of Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora 42.1-2 (Fall 2016): 204-217.
“Scripture, Psyche and Women in Zora Neale Hurston’s Moses, Man of the Mountain.” Palimpsest: A Journal on Women, Gender and the Black International 5.2 (Fall 2016): 182-202.
“Nella Larsen.” Oxford Bibliographies Online–American Literature. Ed. Jackson R. Bryer and Paul Lauter. New York: Oxford University Press, Spring 2017.
“Passing and the State in Junot Diaz’s “Drown.” MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the US 38.2 (Summer 2013): 111-126.
"Not Even Past": Race, Historical Trauma and Subjectivity in Faulkner, Larsen and Van Vechten. New York: Fordham University Press, 2010. Reviewed in Modernism/Modernity 17.4 (November 2010): 945-7.
“Psychology and Black Liberation in Richard Wright’s Black Power (1954).” JML: Journal of Modern Literature 32.4 (Summer 2009): 105-124. Revised version in The Politics of Richard Wright: Perspectives on Resistance, eds. Jane Anna Gordon and Cyrus Zirakzadeh.. University of Kentucky Press, 2018.
African American Literature I (1749-1905) and II (1905-1976)
American Literature I (1600-1860) and II (1860-1976)
American Women: Visions and Revisions (Women’s Studies/American Studies upper-division literature course)
Analytical Reading and Writing (First-Year Writing course for the general population)
The Harlem Renaissance (Upper-division course for majors)
Honors Reading/Writing/Literature for ESL students (Intro lit course for students in the Honors program)
Introduction to Academic Discourse (First-Year Writing course for less-proficient writers; since 2007 I have specialized in teaching this course.)
Introduction to Academic Discourse for ESL Students
Representing Race/ Honors Representing Race (a General Education course; meets Studies in Race requirement)
Studies in American Modernism: Modernism and Photography (“capstone” course for graduating seniors)