1. The Flight of the Kuaka by Donald Stap
  2. Drawing on the Victorians, edited by Anna Maria Jones
  3. The Zero Theorem by Pat Rushin
  4. Transversal Ecocritical Praxis by Patrick D. Murphy
  5. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  6. Problem Novels by Anna Maria Jones
  7. Mud Song by Terry Thaxton
  8. Elegant Punk by Darlin Neal
  9. The Season of Risks by Susan Hubbard
  10. Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You by Milanés
  11. The Heaven of Animals by James Poissant
  12. Virtual Teams in Higher Education by Flammia
  13. According to the Gospel of Haunted Women
  14. The Rhetorical Nature of XML by J.D. Applen and Rudy McDaniel
  15. Rattlesnakes and the Moon by Darlin Neal
  16. The Historicism of Charles Brockden Brown by Mark L. Kamrath
  17. Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  18. Ecocritical Explorations in Literary and Cultural Studies by Patrick D. Murphy
  19. As If, poems by Russ Kesler
  20. Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children’s Literature by Tison Pugh
  21. Crossing The Creek by Anna Lillios
  22. Writing for the Web: Composing, •Coding, and Constructing Web Sites
  23. People Get Ready by Kevin Meehan
  24. Everyday Chica by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  25. The Year of Disappearances by Susan Hubbard
  26. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  27. The Terrible Wife by Terry Thaxton
  28. Collecte Writings of Charles Brockden Brown edited by Mark L. Kamrath
  29. Intercultural Communication by Houman Sadri and Madelyn Flammia
  30. The Society of S by Susan Hubbard
  31. Lizard Man by David James Poissant
Kevin Meehan

Kevin Meehan, Ph.D.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from University of Maryland (1996)
  • B.A. in Philosophy from Georgetown University (1984)

Research Interests

  • Caribbean Literature and Culture
  • African American Literature and Culture
  • Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development
  • Popular Music in the Age of Digital Reproduction

Recent Research Activities

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Selected Publications

Books

  • People Get Ready: African American and Caribbean Cultural Exchange. Jackson, MS: University of Mississippi Press, 2009.

Articles/Essays

  • Forthcoming “Strengthening Food Security with Sustainable Practices by Smallholder Farmers in Lesser Developed Economies.” Forthcoming in Agricultural Development and Food Security in Developing Nations. Eds., Wayne Ganpat and Wendy-Ann Isaac. Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publishing. 15,000 words.  With Leighton Naraine et al.
  • “James, C.L.R.” Major author entry in The Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies, eds., Sangeeta

    Ray and Henry Schwarz. London: Blackwell Publishing, 2016. Blackwell Reference Online and https://www.academia.edu/25468796/_C.L.R._James_Entry_in_Encyclopedia_of_Postcolonial_Studies_

     

  • “Agricultural Diversification and Non-Traditional Systems for Sustainable Food Production.” In Agricultural Diversification in the Caribbean, ed., Wayne Ganpat.  Kingston: Ian Randle and University of the West Indies Press, 2015: 299-360.  With Leighton Naraine et al.  

  • “DIY Noise and Compositional Horizons: Indie Musicians and Promoters in the Age of Digital Reproduction.”  Civilisations 13 (2014): 51-73.  With Billy Geoghegan.

  • “Man-Made Disasters: Viewing Mt. Pelée After Katrina and the Haiti Earthquake.” Small Axe SX Salon 12  (May 2013) http://smallaxe.net/wordpress3/discussions/2013/05/27/manmade-disasters/

  • “‘Bifurcated Mobility’?  Telecommunication, Globalization, and International Service-Learning.”  Faculty Focus 9:3: (2010): 10-11.  http://www.fctl.ucf.edu/Publications/FacultyFocus/content/2010/2010_october.pdf

  • “Caribbean Literature and Popular Culture.” Understanding the Contemporary Caribbean. Eds., Richard Hillman and Thomas D’Agostino. Boulder, CO: Lynne Reinner, 2003. 305-332. With Paul Miller. Revised and reprinted for second edition, 2008.

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
18881 AML3682H Honors Ethnic Lit in America Face2Face Tu,Th 3:00PM - 4:15PM Not Online

Our goal during the semester will be to explore long-standing struggles over the meaning and ownership of the words “America” and “American” as these words are defined in Native American, African American, U.S. Latin@ and Asian American writing.  

Assigned literary texts come from The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Volume 2, and are designed to create awareness of the historical scope of each tradition, as well as the range of diversity within each one.  Additional required readings come from Richard Delgado, The Rodgrigo Chronicles, popular philosophical dialogues that argue for the need to open up legal theory, public policy, and public life in general to historically-suppressed stories and storytelling modes.  The basic rhythm of the course will be to read a set of assigned texts, read any additional assigned background information in the module, and attend class with a motivation to discuss the literary content and forms. 

11591 LIT6216 Issues in Literary Study Face2Face Tu 7:30PM - 10:15PM Not Online
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Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
91721 LIT4244 World Authors Web Web Not Online

This course presents the work of Edwidge Danticat, one of the most renowned authors to come of age in the past two decades. Born in Haiti in 1969 and raised after age 11 in the United States, her work is emblematic of a generation marked by extensive migration, cross-cultural immersion in several linguistic and artistic traditions, political upheaval, and an ongoing search for the best means to document, intervene in, and celebrate this complex experience.  We will study a representative slate of Danticat's highly-regarded fiction, though she has published in other genres including memoir, poetry, literary criticism, and artist interviews. As well, we will study classic offerings from the Haitian novel tradition by Jacques Roumain and Jacques Stephen Alexis, two important predecessors with whom Danticat maintains an explicit dialogue. Along the way, I will share music, painting and films that illuminate the Haitian and Haitian diasporan cultural context from which Danticat and her writing emerge.

Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
50558 LIT3192 Caribbean Literature Web A Web Not Online

PR: Grade of C (2.0) or better required in ENC 1102

This on-line course traces how Caribbean societies have achieved self-expression through a variety of cultural forms, including documentary writing (history, slave narrative, diplomatic correspondence), literary prose and poetry, and popular culture (dub, poetry, music).

Throughout the course, we return to several large themes, including:

•The search for unifying patterns in Caribbean culture

•Literature as historical inquiry and revision

•The impact of creolization on language practices and creativity in Caribbean societies

•The quest for national liberation

•The role of gender in narrating experiences of slavery, colonization, decolonization, and ethnic dynamics across the region

•Exile and return to the region

In our readings and discussions, while we focus primarily on English-language texts, an emphasis on creolization as a region-wide process will help forge comparative links with Spanish-, French-, and Creole-based cultural traditions. Half of the primary readings are authored by women writers and all texts are explored through a feminist/womanist critical framework.

No courses found for Spring 2018.

No courses found for Fall 2017.

Updated: Jun 5, 2016

Department of English • College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida
Phone: 407-823-5596 • Fax: 407-823-3300 • English@ucf.edu