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

Click on the links below to see some recent video work:   

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
20901 LIT3192 Caribbean Literature Web Web Not Online
No Description Available
19198 LIT4244 World Authors Web Web Not Online
LIT4244.0W61: World Authors
(Meehan)

PR: Grade of C (2.0) or better required in ENG 3014

Study of the works of a single non-British and non-U.S. author who composes in English. May be used in the degree program a maximum of 2 times only when course content is different.
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
91568 AML3682 Ethnic Literature in America Web Web Not Online
AML3682.0W61: Ethnic Literature in America
(Meehan)

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

Contributions of linguistic and ethnic groups of non-English origin to the literature of the United States.
91569 AML3682 Ethnic Literature in America Web Web Not Online
AML3682.0W62: Ethnic Literature in America
(Meehan)

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

Contributions of linguistic and ethnic groups of non-English origin to the literature of the United States.
90820 LIT3192 Caribbean Literature Web Web Not Online
LIT3192.0W61: Caribbean Literature
(Meehan)

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

Traces how Caribbean societies have achieved self-expression through documentary writing, prose fiction, and popular culture.
Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
50645 LIT3192 Caribbean Literature Web A Web Not Online
LIT3192.AW59: Caribbean Literature
(Meehan)

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.

Updated: Jun 5, 2016

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