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Youngquist, Paul Professor

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Research

research overview

  • My research focuses on relations between European and African cultures in the late eighteenth-century West Indies, specifically their mutual contribution to the cultural flowering called British Romanticism. I mix archival and theoretical resources with fieldwork to examine the role dislocated Africans play in the economic and cultural production of the late eighteenth-century Anglophone world. I am particularly interested in the history and culture of Jamaica's Maroons. I have a secondary interests in contemporary science fiction as a mode of vernacular cultural critique, Afrofuturism, and the music of Sun Ra, Lee Perry, and George Clinton.

keywords

  • british romanticism, race studies, atlantic studies, caribbean studies, maroon studies, haitian studies, science fiction, cyberculture, afrofuturiems, contemporary music, sun ra

Publications

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Teaching

courses taught

  • ENGL 3060 - Modern and Contemporary Literature for Nonmajors
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2019
    Close study of significant 20th-century poetry, drama, and prose works. Readings range from 1920s to the present.
  • ENGL 3246 - Topics in Popular Culture
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Studies special topics in popular culture; specially designed for English majors. Topics vary each semester. May be repeated for a total of 6 credit hours for different topics.
  • ENGL 3856 - Topics in Genre Studies
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Studies special topics in genre studies; specially designed for English majors. Topics vary each semester. May be repeated for a total of 6 credit hours for different topics.
  • ENGL 4026 - Special Topics in Genre, Media, and Advanced Writing
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Studies theoretical and historical approaches to genre, media, and writing at the advanced level. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours for different topics.
  • ENGL 4039 - Critical Thinking in English Studies
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Concerned with developments in the study of literature that have significantly influenced our conception of the theoretical bases for study and expanded our understanding of appropriate subject matter. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.
  • ENGL 5549 - Studies in Special Topics 2
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Studies special topics that focus on a theme, genre, or theoretical issue not limited to a specific period or national tradition. Topics vary each semester. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.

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