last update: 4/2/08

ReWriting Rite: Race, Class, and Cultural Capital in Nineteenth-Century America, with Todd Vogel. The American Historical Review. 111 (1), 193; 2006.

Zora Neale Hurston: A Life in Letters, with Carla Kaplan. New York Times Book Review, 12; 2003.

The Colour of Class: Classifying Race in the Popular Imagination. Social Identities. 7 (3), 409-419; 2001.

Where in the World Is William Wells Brown? Thomas Jefferson, Sally Hemmings, and the DNA of African-American Literary History. American Literary History. 12 (3), 443-462; 2000.

Toy Theory: Black Barbie and the Deep Play of Difference, in The Consumer Society Reader, eds. Juliet Schor & Douglas B. Holt, New York, NY: New Press, 2000.

and in:

The Feminism and Visual Culture Reader, ed. Amelia Jones, London; New York: Routledge, 2003.

Barbie in Black and White, in The Barbie Chronicles ed. Yona Zeldis McDonough, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1999.

Writing Race, Selling Culture in Skin Trade, with Noliwe Rooks. Novel; a Forum on Fiction. 31 (2), 271; 1998.

The Unbearable Darkness of Being: 'Fresh' Thoughts on Race, Sex, and the Simpsons, in Birth of a Nation'hood: Gaze, Script, and Spectacle in the O.J. Simpson Case eds. Toni Morrison; Claudia Brodsky Lacour; New York: Pantheon Books, 1997.

The Coupling Convention: Sex, Text, and Tradition in Black Women's Fiction, with Alma Jean Billingslea-Brown. Novel; a Forum on Fiction, 29 (3), 399; 1996.

"Domesticity and the Demon Mother: A Review Essay of Sorts," in Burning Down the House: Recycling Domesticity, ed. Rosemary George. New York: Westview and Harper Collins, 1996.

"African Americans and the Work Ethnic," in The Oxford Companion to African American Literature, eds. William L.Andrews, Trudier Harris, and Frances Smith Foster. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.

Skin Trade, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1996
"Dyes and Dolls: Multicultural Barbie and the Merchandising of Difference" Differences: 1994 Spring, 6:1

reprinted in: The British-American Reader, ed. Gita Rajan. London: Longman's,1994

and in: Black Women Scholars/Work and Struggle: Selected Papers from the 1994 Black Women in the Academy Conference, ed. Robin Kilson. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1996.

"Postcolonialism and Afrocentricity: Discourse and Dat Course," in The Black Columbiad: Defining Moments in African American Literature and Culture. Ed. with Werner Sollors and Maria Diedrich. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1994.

"The Occult of True Black Womanhood: Critical Demeanor and Black Feminist Studies," Signs v 19 n 1 1994

reprinted in: The Second Signs Reader, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996

and in: Female Subjects in Black and White: Race, Psychoanalysis, Feminism, eds. Barbara Christian and Elizabeth Abel. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997.

"An Overview of African-American Writing," Introduction to the African-American Literature Section, The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States, eds. Cathy N. Davidson and Linda Wagner-Martin. New York: Oxford University Press,1994. 

The Coupling Convention: Sex, Text, and Tradition in Black Women's Fiction. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.

"Phallus(ies) of Interpretation: Toward Engendering the Black Critical 'I'", Callaloo: Baltimore, MD, 1993 Summer, 16:3.

"Blues Notes on Black Sexuality: Sex and the Texts of Jessie Fauset and Nella Larsen," Journal of the History of Sexuality, Chicago, IL 1993 Jan, 3:3.

Coupling and Convention: Marriage, Sex, and Subjectivity in Novels by and about African American Women, 1853-1948. Ph.D. Dissertation, Brown University, 1992.

"The Intricate Fabric of Feeling: Romance and Resistance in Their Eyes Were Watching God." The Zora Neale Hurston Forum, Baltimore, MD 1990 Spring, 4:2.

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