Mae G. Henderson

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Professor Emerita

Mae Gwendolyn Henderson is professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the author of numerous articles on pedagogy, diasporic writing and performance, cultural studies and cultural criticism, as well as black feminist criticism and theory, including the widely anthologized essay, "Speaking In Tongues: Dialogics, Dialectics, and the Black Woman Writer's Literary Tradition." She is editor of Black Queer Studies: A Critical Anthology (2005), Borders, Boundaries and Frames (1995), and co-editor (with John Blassingame) of the five-volume Antislavery Newspapers and Periodicals: An Annotated Index of Letters, 1817-1871 (1980). Henderson has also published the Critical Foreword and Notes to the Modern Library edition of Nella Larsen's Passing (2002).

Research Groups and Interests

Group IX - Critical Theory and Cultural Studies
Group VII - American Literature from 1900 to the Present