Dance, Daryl Cumber

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DANCE, Daryl Cumber

DANCE, Daryl Cumber. American, b. 1938. Genres: Cultural/Ethnic topics, Mythology/Folklore, Bibliography. Career: Virginia State College (now University), Petersburg, instructor in English, 1963-72; Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, associate professor, 1972-85, professor of English, 1985-92. Visiting professor of black studies at University of California, Santa Barbara, 1986-87; University of Richmond, VA, 1992-. Publications: Shuckin and Jivin: Folklore from Contemporary Black Americans, 1978; Folklore from Contemporary Jamaica, 1985; Fifty Caribbean Writers: A Bio-Bibliographical-Critical Casebook, 1986; Long Gone: The Mecklenburg Six and the Theme of Escape in Black Folklore, 1987; New World Adams: Conversations with West Indian Writers, 1992; Honey, Hush! An Anthology of African American Women's Humor, 1998; The Lineage of Abraham: The Biography of a Free Black Family in Charles City, VA, 1999; From My People: Four Hundred Years of African American Folklore, 2002. Address: Department of English, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA 23173, U.S.A.