Gene Andrew Jarrett

Gene Jarrett

Professor of English and African American Studies

Phone: 617-358-2554

A.B. English, Princeton University; A.M., Ph.D. English, Brown University

Gene Andrew Jarrett is Professor of English. He is the author of Representing the Race: A New Political History of African American Literature (2011) and Deans and Truants: Race and Realism in African American Literature (2007).  He is the editor or co-editor of multiple volumes on African American literature and literary criticism: A Companion to African American Literature (2010); The Collected Novels of Paul Laurence Dunbar (2009); The New Negro: Readings on Race, Representation, and African American Culture, 1892-1938 (2007); A Long Way from Home by Claude McKay (2007); The Complete Stories of Paul Laurence Dunbar(2006); and African American Literature Beyond Race: An Alternative Reader (2006).  He is now writing a a book on the literature, life and times of Paul Laurence Dunbar.  For his scholarly work he has received fellowships from Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation.