Dr. Beverly Skinner

Dr. Beverly Skinner

Dr. Beverly Skinner

Associate Professor of English


Beverly.Skinner@millersville.edu
Office: Chryst 201
Phone: (717) 872-3065
Fax: (717) 871-2446

Additional Information

Degrees

  • B.A., Howard University
  • M.A., Howard University
  • Ph.D., Howard University

Specializations

  • African-American literature (all periods)
  • Early American literature (Native American orature, 17th, 18th, 19th centuries)
  • Harlem (New Negro) Renaissance
  • Literary Criticism and Theory (18th Century to the present)
  • Eighteenth-Century British and American literature, especially the novel
  • Development of the novel

Interests

  • Online pedagogy, Bakhtinian cultural studies, Foucaultian archeological critical studies, narratology, structuralism, poststructuralism, ecocriticism, eco-feminism, gender studies, ethnographic criticism, economics/government criticism, Native American criticism, postcolonial theory

University/Program Connections

  • Faculty Senator, Interdisciplinary Studies
  • African-American Studies faculty
  • Women's Studies faculty

Community & Club Connections

  • Essence Dance Group Faculty Advisor
  • Kalpa Bhadra Meditation Center (Harrisburg, PA), FP and TTP Programs, Meditation Teacher
  • Tharpa Publications, Guest Editor

Passions & Distractions

  • African-American Oral Tradition and Folklore; 20th-century jazz
  • Native American traditions
  • Buddhist studies
  • Science fiction
  • Dance history, performance, and movement

Courses Taught

  • English 010: Fundamentals of Writing
  • English 110: English Composition
  • English 235: Early American Literature
  • English 236: Later American Literature
  • English 237: Literary Research & Analysis
  • English 316: Business Writing (face-to-face and online)
  • English 333 & 334: African-American Literature I and II Survey
  • English 429: Topics Am Lit-Black Women Writers
  • English 429: Topics Am Lit-The Black Novel in America
  • English 414: The 18th-Century British Novel
  • English 421: Early American Literature (first undergrad be taught Spring 2015)
  • English 451: Literary Criticism
  • English 494: Perspectives on the Harlem Renaissance
  • English 621: Early American Literature
  • English 629: Topics Am Lit-The Black Novel in America
  • English 651: Literary Criticism

Sample Publication

  • "Unraveling the Mystery of Toni Morrison's Beloved." In Trajectories of the Fantastic. Ed. Michael A. Morrison. Greenwood Press, 1998.
  • "Sterling Brown's Ethnography: A Black and Blues Ontology." Callaloo. 21.4 (Fall 1998): 998-1011.
  • "Sterling Brown: An Ethnographic Perspective." African American Review. 31.3 (Fall 1997): 417-22.
  • Conference proceedings. Add Phillis Wheatley, Beloved EAPSU, Hawaii Int'l, Oxford Proceedings
  • Numerous book reviews.