Lifelong Detroit resident Frank D. Rashid is Professor Emeritus of English at Marygrove College, where he taught literature, writing, and Detroit Studies courses from 1980 until 2017. He is a founding member of Marygrove’s Institute for Detroit Studies, now affiliated with the Center for Detroit Arts & Culture@Marygrove.  He has published on Emily Dickinson, Robert Hayden, and Lawrence Joseph and on Detroit literature, culture, and politics.


BA, University of Detroit, 1972
Ph.D., University of Detroit, 1980


“Interrogating the Urban Crisis: Teaching Detroit in Literature.” Teaching Space, Place, and Literature. Ed. Robert T. Tally, Jr. New York: Routledge, forthcoming, 2018.

Betzold, Michael John Davids, Bill Dow, John Pastier, and Frank Rashid, eds. Tiger Stadium: Essays And Memories Of The Detroit Tigers’ Historic Ballpark, 1896-2009. Jefferson, NC: McFarland. (Forthcoming: 2018).

“Losing Tiger Stadium, 1987-1999: A Detroit Story.” In Tiger Stadium: Essays And Memories Of The Detroit Tigers’ Historic Ballpark, 1896-2009. (Forthcoming 2018).

“Shifting Stories: Codes of Violence: Two Perspectives on Lawrence Joseph” (Republication of two earlier essays). Jacket 2 9 Feb. 2012: http://jacket2.org/article/shifting-stories-codes-violence

“Back toward the Margins: Arab Detroit as a Targeted Community.” Review of Arab Detroit 9/11: Life in the Terror Decade.” Against the Current 157 (2012): 32-34. Web.

“Lawrence Joseph’s Detroit: ‘The Shifting Story.’” University of Cincinnati Law Review 77 (2009): 885-903. Print.

“‘Transparent Eye, Voice Howling Within’: Codes of Violence in Lawrence Joseph’s Poetry.”
PMLA 123 (2008): 1611-1620. Print.

“Baseball, Scholarship, and the ‘Duty to Justice.’” Baseball/Literature/Culture 2002-2003: Selected Papers. Ed. Peter Carino. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2004. 93-105. Print.

“Robert Hayden’s Detroit Blues Elegies.” Callaloo 24 (2001): 200-226. Reprinted in Harold Bloom, ed. Robert Hayden. Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 2005. Print. also republished in Poetry Criticism 123 (2012) Gale Literature Resource Center.

“Against the Empire: The Lost Struggle to Save Tiger Stadium.” The Elysian Fields Quarterly 16.1 (1999): 6-8. Print.

“The Role of Dickinson’s Biography in the Classroom.” Approaches to Teaching Emily Dickinson. Eds. Robin Riley Fast and Christine Mack Gordon. New York: MLA,
1989. 134-141. Print.

“Emily Dickinson’s Voice of Endings.” ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance. 31 (1985): 23-37. Print.

“Higginson the Entomologist.” The New England Quarterly 56 (1983): 577-582. Print.

“Emily Dickinson and the Erotic” (with Seymour L. Gross). Dickinson Studies 37
(1980): 25-28. Print.


Editor and Contributor. Literary Map of Detroit. Detroit: Marygrove College Institute for Detroit Studies, 2003-present. https://detroitartsculture.wixsite.com/detroitstudies/literary-map-of-detroit


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