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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

Classes Begin
JANUARY 14, 2019

Add/Drop Deadline
JANUARY 20, 2019

Graduation Application Deadline
JANUARY 25, 2019

Spring Break
MARCH 3-10, 2019

Course Withdrawal Deadline
MARCH 22, 2019

Last Day of Classes
MAY 3, 2019



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