Department of English

Curtis Browne

M.A. English, University of Vermont, 2022, B.A. English, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2016
Research Interests African American Studies and the Black Atlantic, American Literature and Culture, Literary and Cultural Theory, Race and Slavery, Studies in the Novel, 20th-Century and Contemporary


My current research attempts to explore US-American literature through the forms and in the spaces which constitute the limits, contradictions, and mediations of novels/of the novel. I focus
especially on questions of raciality, historicity, and desire, sustaining these interests by engaging with the Black radical tradition, postcolonial studies, psychoanalysis, and Marxism.