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Gates, Henry Louis

GATES, Henry Louis

GATES, Henry Louis. American, b. 1950. Genres: Literary criticism and history, Bibliography, Race relations. Career: Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies, 1976-79, Assistant Professor, 1979-84, and Associate Professor of English and Afro-American Studies, 1984-85, Yale University; Professor of English, Comparative Literature, and Africana Studies, 1985-88, and W.E.B. DuBois Professor of Literature, 1988-90, Cornell University; John Spencer Bassett Professor of English and Literature, Duke University, 1990-91; Harvard University, W.E.B. DuBois Professor of the Humanities, Chairman, Dept. of Afro-American studies, and Director, W.E.B. DuBois Institute for Afro-American Research, 1991-. Mellon Fellow, Cambridge University, 1973-75; Ford Foundation National Fellow, 1976-77; Rockefeller Foundation Minority Scholar Fellow, 1980-81; MacArthur Prize Fellow, 1981-86; Associate Fellow, W.E.B. DuBois Institute, Harvard University, 1987-88, 1988-89; Mellon Fellow, National Humanities Center, Research Triangle, North Carolina, 1989, 1989-90; Woodrow Wilson National Fellow, 1988-89, 1989-90. Recipient, Zora Neale Hurston Society Award, 1986. Publications: (ed.) Black Is the Color of the Cosmos: Charles T. Davis's Essays on Black Literature and Culture 1942-1981, 1982; (ed.) Our Nig, or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black, by Harriet Wilson, 1983; (ed.) Black Literature and Literary Theory, 1984; (ed. with C.T. Davis) The Slave's Narrative: Texts and Contexts, 1985; (ed.) Race, Writing, and Difference, 1986; (co-ed.) Wole Soyinka: A Bibliography, 1986; Figures in Black: Words, Signs, and the Racial Self, 1987; (ed.) The Classic Slave Narratives, 1987; The Signifying Monkey: Towards a Theory of Afro-American Literary Criticism, 1988 (American Book Award, 1989; Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, 1989); (ed.) In the House of Osugbo: Critical Essays on Wole Soyinka, 1988; (series ed.) The Oxford-Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers, 30 vols., 1988, 10 vol. supplement 1990; (ed.) The Souls of Black Folk, by W.E.B. DuBois, 1989; (ed.) The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man, by James Weldon Johnson, 1989; (ed.) Their Eyes Were Watching God, 1990; (ed.) Jonah's Gourd Vine, 1990; (ed.) Tell My Horse, 1990; (ed.) Mules and Men, 1990; (ed.) Voodoo Gods of Haiti, 1990; (ed.) Reading Black, Reading Feminist, 1990; Loose Canons: Notes on the Culture Wars, 1992; Colored People: A Memoir, 1994; (with C. West) The Future of the Race, 1996; Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Man, 1997. Address: Dept. of Afro-American Studies, Harvard University, 1430 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138-3810, U.S.A.

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