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African-American womens literature
Nikki Giovannis poetry
the black arts movement
Awards and Honors
Academy of Faculty Service, 2015
College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising, 2012
Denny C. Plattner Award for Outstanding Non-fiction, Appalachian Heritage, 2009
Nikki Giovanni: A Literary Biography. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2013.
Gloria Naylor: In Search of Sanctuary. New York: Twayne/Macmillan, 1996.
Nikki Giovanni. New York: Twayne/Macmillan, 1992.
Henry James's American Girl: The Embroidery on the Canvas. Madison, Wisconsin & London, England: The University of Wisconsin Press, 1984.
Conversations With Nikki Giovanni. Jackson, Mississippi: The University Press of Mississippi, 1992.
""Tennessean by Birth"." Appalachian Heritage: A Literary Quarterly of the Southern Appalachians. 40.4 (2012): 14-22.
“‘And This Poem Recognizes That’: Embracing Contrarieties in the Poetry of Nikki Giovanni.” In Her Words: Diverse Voices in Contemporary Appalachian Women’s Poetry, ed. by Felicia Mitchell, pp. 112-35. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2002.
"A Nikki Giovanni Chronology." Appalachian Heritage: A Literary Quarterly of the Southern Appalachians. 40.4 (2012): 51-62