McLaren, Joseph 1948-
McLAREN, Joseph 1948-
Born February 14, 1948, in New York, NY; son of Joseph and Edna Louise (Stuart) McLaren; children: Natasha, Anikah. Education: Queens College of the City University of New York, B.A., 1970; City College of the City University of New York, M.A., 1974; Brown University, A.M., 1977, Ph.D., 1980. Hobbies and other interests: Jazz improvisation, jogging, photography, travel.
Office—Department of English, 312C Calkins Hall, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549. E-mail—[email protected].
Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY, professor of English, 1976-90; Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, associate professor of English, 1990—.
African Literature Association, African Studies Association, Popular Culture Association, Duke Ellington Society.
Duke Ellington Legacy Award, Black American Heritage Foundation, 1994; grant from National Endowment for the Humanities, 1994.
Langston Hughes: Folk Dramatist in the Protest Tradition, 1921-1943, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1997.
Contributor to books, including Harlem Renaissance: Revaluations.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Modern Drama, Volume XLI, number 4, 1998, Lisa M. Anderson, review of Langston Hughes: Folk Dramatist in the Protest Tradition, 1921-1943, pp. 664-665.*