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Melvin Hill

Associate Professor of English.

B.A. in English and B.A. in Composition and Technical Writing from University of Arkansas at Little Rock

M.S., and PhD in English Studies from Illinois State University

 

Courses:

Dr. Hill's fields of teaching are first-year composition and African American literature (particularly nineteenth and twentieth century). He also regularly teaches Survey in American literature, Black Writers in America, and Women Writers.

 

Research Interests:

His area of research covers a range of African American literature, emphasizing a rich tradition in existential thought. Other interests include Mixed Race Studies, Game Studies, and Ludology. He enjoys reading, writing, gaming, and learning new information.

 

Selected Works

“Tale of Two Fathers: Authenticating Fatherhood in Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us and Quantic Dream’s Heavy Rain” in Pops in Pop Culture: Fatherhood, Parenting, and the Modern Family. edited by Elizabeth Podnieks. London, EN: Pelgrave MacMillin Publishing, 2016. Forthcoming 2016.

 

Editor, Existentialist Thought in African American Literature before 1940. New York: Lexington Books, 2015.

 

“Sutton E. Griggs’s Existential Vision in Imperium in Imperio: The New Negro” in Existentialist Thought in African American Literature before 1940. New York: Lexington Books, 2015: 35-50.

 

Book Reviewed, Visible Man: The Life of Henry Dumas, by Jeffery B. Leak. The Black Scholar. Volume 45 Number 4 (Winter 2015): 64-66.

 

Current Work

Currently completing an article entitled “Life after Death: W.E.B. DuBois as an Existential Survivalist.”

 

Currently developing an edited collection tentatively entitled, Critical Essays on Danzy Senna.

 

Currently working on a novel entitled, The (Super) Hero Project.

 

Email: mhill33@utm.edu

Website: http://utm.academia.edu/melvinhill

 

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