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Associate Professor
Arts & Sciences
Public Relations:Lee Ann Cox (802)656-1107
Specialty:African-American literature & culture; race & ethnicity in American literature; 19th & 20th Century women's literature
Biography:Emily Bernard Bernard's first book is "Remember Me to Harlem: The Letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten, 1924-1964." It was highly received by a New York Times reviewer. In April 2001, and she was a featured guest in the same month on C-Span's "Booknotes." Her teaching interests include African-American literature and culture, race and ethnicity in American literature, 19th and 20th Century race and ethnicity theory and women's literature, multiculturalism, modern American and 19th Century American literature and culture, and women's studies. Her doctorate in American studies is from Yale University and she taught African-American studies at Smith College before joining the UVM English faculty. She is recipient of a Ford Foundation Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship and a W.E.B. Du Bois Resident Fellowship at Harvard. She teaches courses on race and ethnicity in literary studies, the Harlem Renaissance, and African-American literature.