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Youngquist, Paul Professor


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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.


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


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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 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 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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