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  • Wesley Brown
  • Position: Professor Emeritus of English
  • At Rutgers Since: 1979
  • Retired Since: 2005
  • Email Address: wesley.brown@rutgers.edu
  • Bio: Professor Brown is the author of the novels Darktown Strutters (2000) and Tragic Magic (1995). He has is also also the author of the play, "Boogie Woogie and Booker T," and "Life During Wartime," which was published inAction, an anthology of works from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe Theater Festival (eds. Lois Griffith and Miguel Algarin, 1997). He co-edited the multicultural anthologies Visions of America (1991) and Imagining America (1993) and edited The Teachers & Writers Guide to Frederick Douglass (1996).
  • Education: MA, City University of New York BA, The State University of New York (Oswego)
  • Areas of Specialization: Nineteenth-century American literature; Modern drama
  • Undergraduate Courses Taught: Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century American Literature Modern Drama American Drama Black Drama Contemporary Drama

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