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Keith Mitchell

Keith Mitchell, Ph.D. Associate Professor


African American, Caribbean and Nineteenth & Twentieth century American literature

Research Interest

Literatures of the African Diaspora, Gender Studies, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Educational Background

B.A. Emory University, M.A., Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Keith B. Mitchell is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He is the co-editor of After the Pain: Critical Essays on Gayl Jones (2006), the first collection of essays published on this important African-American writer. He is also co-editor of Xavier Review, Special Issue, “Reading the Intersections of Sex and Spirit in the Creative Arts” (2007), and book chapters, articles, and reviews in Obsidian III:  Literature in the African Disapora, The Oxford Companion to African American Literature, Southern Writers: A New Biographical Dictionary, The Bryn Mawr Review of Comparative Literature, Oyster Boy Review, and other publications. His most recent book is Perspectives on Percival Everett (UP Mississippi, 2013) co-edited with Robin Vander. It is the first collection of essay published in the United States on the work of Percival Everett. He is currently working on another collection of essays on Everett titled Percival Everett: Writing Other/Wise, which will be published in the fall of 2013. His areas of interest are African American literature, Nineteenth and Twentieth Century American literature, American Drama and Post-colonial literature.