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 and American literature
  • Literary Criticism and Theory
  • Eighteenth-Century British literature

Interests

Theory: M. Bakhtin, M. Foucault, H. Baker, R. Barthes

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

  • Literary Theory
  • Cultural Studies
  • Narratology
  • African-American Oral Tradition and Folklore
  • Jazz
  • Dance
  • Phenomenology
  • Post-Colonial Theory

Courses Taught

  • English 010: Fundamentals of Writing
  • English 110: English Composition
  • English 235: Early American Literature
  • English 237: Literary Research & Analysis
  • English 33 & 334 : African-American Literature Survey
  • English 334: African-American Literature Survey II
  • English 429: Black Women Writers/ The Black Novel in America
  • English 494: Perspectives on the Harlem Renaissance
  • English 629: Literary Criticism (Graduate)

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.