1. The Terrible Wife by Terry Thaxton
  2. Intercultural Communication by Houman Sadri and Madelyn Flammia
  3. Everyday Chica by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  4. The Flight of the Kuaka by Donald Stap
  5. Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children’s Literature by Tison Pugh
  6. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  7. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  8. Collecte Writings of Charles Brockden Brown edited by Mark L. Kamrath
  9. The Season of Risks by Susan Hubbard
  10. The Historicism of Charles Brockden Brown by Mark L. Kamrath
  11. Problem Novels by Anna Maria Jones
  12. The Rhetorical Nature of XML by J.D. Applen and Rudy McDaniel
  13. Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  14. The Zero Theorem by Pat Rushin
  15. Transversal Ecocritical Praxis by Patrick D. Murphy
  16. Writing for the Web: Composing, •Coding, and Constructing Web Sites
  17. Lizard Man by David James Poissant
  18. The Heaven of Animals by James Poissant
  19. Ecocritical Explorations in Literary and Cultural Studies by Patrick D. Murphy
  20. People Get Ready by Kevin Meehan
  21. Rattlesnakes and the Moon by Darlin Neal
  22. Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You by Milanés
  23. Crossing The Creek by Anna Lillios
  24. The Year of Disappearances by Susan Hubbard
  25. Elegant Punk by Darlin Neal
  26. The Society of S by Susan Hubbard
  27. As If, poems by Russ Kesler
  28. Samuel Richardson, Dress, and Discourse by Kathleen M. Oliver
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
19159 AML3041 American Literature Ⅱ Face2Face Tu,Th 12:00PM - 1:15PM Not Online
AML3041.0001: American Literature II
(Meehan)

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

Major American writers from Twain to present.
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.
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
12376 AML3682 Ethnic Literature in America Face2Face Tu,Th 1:30PM - 2:45PM Not Online
AML 3682.0001: Ethnic Literature in America
(Meehan)

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.

The basic rhythm of the course will be to read a set of assigned texts, read any additional background information in the module, and attend class with a motivation to discuss the literary content and forms.
12197 LIT3192 Caribbean Literature Face2Face Tu,Th 4:30PM - 5:45PM Not Online
LIT 3192.0001: 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.
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
90936 AML3615 Harlem, Haiti, and Havana Face2Face M,W,F 2:30PM - 3:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
90964 LIT4244 World Authors Face2Face M,W,F 1:30PM - 2:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
90967 LIT6936 Studies in Lct Theory Face2Face M,W 6:00PM - 7:15PM Not Online
This seminar offers an overview of more than 150 years of cultural theories that attempt in varying ways to be both "dialectical" and "materialist." We will examine classic critiques of ideology by Marx, Engels, and Althusser; formalist approaches by Lukacs and Bakhtin; dialectical reactions to formalism by Breton (surrealist) and Sartre (existentialist); Frankfurt School critiques of the culture industry by Horkheimer and Adorno, as well as critiques of technology and art by Benjamin; and adaptations of marxian theory by feminist, black and third world critics such as James, Baraka, Cabral, Spivak, and Sandoval. In addition to learning more about what it means to be dialectical and materialist, we will spend some time applying critical methods to exemplary film and literature from the Caribbean (the teacher's field of specialization). Students can expect to lead a seminar, write a shorter paper following the seminar, and submit a longer term paper.
Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
51531 LIT3192 Caribbean Literature Web A Web Not Online
LIT 3192.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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