Headshot of Shermaine M. Jones

Shermaine M. Jones

Assistant Professor
(804) 827-8324
Hibbs Hall 324A


BA   Dartmouth College
MA, PhD University of Virginia

Research/Teaching Focus

African American Literature; African and Afro-Caribbean Literature; Affect Studies & Theory; Autobiography, Memoirs, & Self-writing in the African American Literary Tradition.

Recent/Selected Publications

“Presenting Our Bodies, Laying Our Case”: The Political Efficacy of Grief and Rage During The Civil Rights Movement in Alice Walker’s Meridian. Southern Quarterly Journal 52. 1 Fall (2014):179 –196.

Upcoming Deadlines

Department Orientation Sessions
AUGUST 15, 2019

Classes Begin
AUGUST 20, 2019

Add/Drop Deadline
AUGUST 26, 2019

Graduation Application Deadline

Fall Reading Day
OCTOBER 10, 2019

Course Withdrawal Deadline
NOVEMBER 1, 2019

Last Day of Classes
DECEMBER 9, 2019

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British Virginia is a VCU-hosted series of scholarly editions of documents touching on the colony. These texts range from the 16th and 17th-century literature of English exploration to the 19th-century writing of loyalists and other Virginians who continued to identify with Great Britain. Editions appear principally in digital form, freely downloadable. 

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