Articles and Essays:
“Chesnutt as Political Theorist: Imagining Democracy and Social Justice in the Literature Classroom.” In Approaches to Teaching Charles W. Chesnutt, ed. Susanna Ashton and Bill Hardwig (New York: Modern Language Association), forthcoming.
Introduction to “‘Democracy’ in the American Nineteenth Century.” Co-written with D. Berton Emerson. J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists 5, no. 2 (2017): 361-68.
“Citizens, Soldiers, and Future Selves: On the Democratic Functions of the Literary Imagination (Notes from a ‘Pure Civilian’).” Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture 17, no. 1 (2017): 77-105.
“‘No Reparation’: Accounting for the Enduring Harms of Slavery in Stephen Crane’s The Monster.” J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists 1, no. 1 (2013): 37-69.
Introduction to “Assessing What Was African American Literature?; or, The State of the Field in the New Millennium.” Co-written with Melissa Asher Daniels. African American Review 44, no. 4 (2012): 567-70.
“Falling Back into History: The Uncanny Trauma of Blackface Minstrelsy in Spike Lee’s Bamboozled.” Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters 33, no. 4 (2010): 1093-1115.
“Democracy in the American Nineteenth Century.” Coordinator, with D. Berton Emerson, of this forum featuring contributions by Danielle Allen, Sandra Gustafson, Jason Frank, Kelvin Black, and James Sanders. J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists 5, no. 2 (2017): 361-403.
“Assessing What Was African American Literature?; or, The State of the Field in the New Millennium.” Coordinator, with Melissa Asher Daniels, of this special forum on Kenneth W. Warren’s recent book featuring papers by Russ Castronovo, John Ernest, Sharon P. Holland, Soyica Diggs Colbert, and Adam Bradley, along with a response by Warren. African American Review 44, no. 4 (2012): 567-91.
Reviews and Roundtables:
“Post Transbellum?” Invited contribution to a roundtable on Cody Marrs’s Nineteenth-Century American Literature and the Long Civil War (Cambridge University Press, 2015). Common-place 17, no. 1 (2016).
Review of Jim Crow, Literature, and the Legacy of Sutton E. Griggs, ed. Tess Chakkalakal and Kenneth W. Warren (University of Georgia Press, 2013). American Literary History Online Review, Series IV (2015).
“The Power of Dialogue.” Co-written with K. Elizabeth Coggins. The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 24, 2017.
“Measuring Racial Progress, Past and Present.” Black Perspectives: The Blog of the African American Intellectual History Society, June 1, 2017.
“Remembering Montrell Jackson’s Ethic of Mutuality.” Oxford University Press Blog, August 11, 2016.