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Lovalerie King

Lovalerie King

Emeritus Professor of African American Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


Lovalerie King accepted Emerita Status in July 2016.  Her publications include James Baldwin and Toni Morrison: Comparative Critical and Theoretical Essays (2006), Race, Theft, and Ethics: Property Matters in African American Literature (2007), New Essays on the African American Novel and The Cambridge Introduction to Zora Neale Hurston (2008), African American Culture and Legal Discourse (2009), and Contemporary African American Literature: The Living Canon (2012). She is a regular co-planner of a conference series on African American literature, and she serves as moderator for the Contemporary African American Literature listserv.

Department of African American Studies, The Pennsylvania State University
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