(David) Todd Lawrence
Associate Professor of English
Courses taught in Spring 2013
Courses taught in Fall 2013
Ph.D., University of Missouri
African American Literature and Expressive Culture
Review of Near Black: White-to-Black Passing in American Culture by Baz Dreissinger. MELUS 35.1 (2010) 190-192.
“Talk Like a Man: Internal Dissonance and the Performance of Masculinity in Etheridge Knight’s Poems From Prison.” The Griot: Official Journal of the Southern Conference on African American Studies 27.2 (2008): 10-23.
"We Are Family: Gender Tensions and the Construction of the Black Family in the Early Poetry of Sonia Sanchez." B.MA: The Sonia Sanchez Literary Review 10.2 (2005).
"Folkloric Representation and Extended Context in the Experimental Ethnography of Zora Neale Hurston." Southern Folklore 57.2 (2000): 119-134.
“'Telling All Our Stories': Institutionalization, Vernacular Expression, and Contested Meaning at the Flight 93 National Memorial.” American Folklore Society Meeting. Bloomington, Indiana, October 2011.
“Beneath the Underdog, Between Traditions: Charles Mingus’s Use of the Black Pimp Figure.” The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900. Louisville, Kentucky, February 2010.
“’Telling the Story of My Life’”: Collaboration and Privileged Voice in What is the What.” American Folklore Society Annual Meeting. Boise, Idaho, October 2009.
“‘American Has Really Grown Up’: Percival Everett, Barack Obama, and the Illusion of a ‘Post-Racial’ Society.” Midwest Modern Language Association Annual Meeting. Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 2008.
“When is Graffiti Not Really Graffiti?: Ideology and Folk Expression at the Flight 93 Memorial.” American Folklore Society Annual Meeting. Louisville, Kentucky, October 2008.
Memberships in Professional Organizations
Midwest Modern Language Association