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Emeritus Profile
Wesley Brown

Wesley Brown
Professor Emeritus of English

At Rutgers since:  1979
Retired since:  2005
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 Areas of Specialization
MA, City University of New York
BA, The State University of New York (Oswego)

Nineteenth-century American literature;
Modern drama


Darktown  Strutters

Tragic  Magic

Undergraduate Courses Taught
  • Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century American Literature
  • Modern Drama
  • American Drama
  • Black Drama
  • Contemporary Drama

why english wide


 Undergraduate Students


Graduate Program in English


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