1. Drawing on the Victorians, edited by Anna Maria Jones
  2. Transversal Ecocritical Praxis by Patrick D. Murphy
  3. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  4. People Get Ready by Kevin Meehan
  5. Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You by Milanés
  6. The Year of Disappearances by Susan Hubbard
  7. Rattlesnakes and the Moon by Darlin Neal
  8. Writing for the Web: Composing, •Coding, and Constructing Web Sites
  9. The Zero Theorem by Pat Rushin
  10. The Heaven of Animals by James Poissant
  11. Ecocritical Explorations in Literary and Cultural Studies by Patrick D. Murphy
  12. Intercultural Communication by Houman Sadri and Madelyn Flammia
  13. The Historicism of Charles Brockden Brown by Mark L. Kamrath
  14. The Flight of the Kuaka by Donald Stap
  15. Mud Song by Terry Thaxton
  16. According to the Gospel of Haunted Women
  17. The Terrible Wife by Terry Thaxton
  18. The Rhetorical Nature of XML by J.D. Applen and Rudy McDaniel
  19. Elegant Punk by Darlin Neal
  20. Virtual Teams in Higher Education by Flammia
  21. Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  22. Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children’s Literature by Tison Pugh
  23. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  24. Problem Novels by Anna Maria Jones
  25. The Society of S by Susan Hubbard
  26. Collecte Writings of Charles Brockden Brown edited by Mark L. Kamrath
  27. Everyday Chica by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  28. As If, poems by Russ Kesler
  29. The Season of Risks by Susan Hubbard
  30. Crossing The Creek by Anna Lillios
  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
20714 LIT3192 Caribbean Literature Web Web Not Online
No Description Available
11591 LIT6216 Issues in Literary Study Face2Face Tu 7:30PM - 10:15PM Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81734 AML3615 Harlem, Haiti, and Havana Web Web Not Online

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

A comparative approach to African American and Caribbean writers, focusing on literary styles, historical contexts, and themes such as nationalism, popular music, and folk religion.

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: Sep 19, 2018

Department of English • College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida
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