Departmental Directory

Darryl Dickson-Carr

Associate Professor

Ph.D., U. of California, Santa Barbara


Courses taught

  • African American Literature: Re-Creating the Harlem Renaissance.
  • Modern and Contemporary American Literature: Postmodern American Literature.
  • African American Literature: African American Satire
  • Modern and Contemporary American Literature: The City in American Literature.


Publications (selected)

  • The Columbia Guide to Contemporary African American Fiction. New York: Columbia University Press, 2005.
  • African American Satire: The Sacredly Profane Novel. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2001.
  • "African Americans and the Making of Modernity.” American Literary History (ALH), Fall 2013.
  • “The Historical Burden that Only Oprah Can Bear’: African American Satirists and the State of the Literature.” Contemporary African American Literature: The Living Canon, ed. Shirley Moody and Lovalerie King. Indiana University Press, 2013.
  • “Waiting for Olódùmarè: Ishmael Reed and the Recovery of Yoruba.” Literary Expressions of African Spirituality. Ed. Elizabeth West and Carol Marsh-Lockett. Lexington Books, 2013.
  • “African American Literature and the Great Depression.” The Cambridge History of African American Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
  • Spoofing the Modern: Satire in the Harlem Renaissance. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, forthcoming May 2015.