Leslie W. Lewis is professor of English at Goucher College where she teaches courses in literary studies and the Goucher commons curriculum. Her publications include “Liberatory Education,” The Hedgehog Review: Critical Reflections on Contemporary Culture (Summer 2019); Telling Narratives: Secrets in African American Literature(University of Illinois Press, 2007); Women’s Experience of Modernity, 1875-1945 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003, co-edited with Ann L. Ardis); “Biracial Promise and the New South in Minnie’s Sacrifice: A Protocol for Reading The Curse of Caste; or The Slave Bride”(African American Review,2006); “Philadelphia Fire and The Fire Next Time: Wideman Responds to Baldwin” in Critical Essays on John Edgar Wideman(University of Tennessee Press, 2006); “Naming the Problem Embedded in the Problem That Led to the Question ‘Who Shall Teach African American Literature?’; or, Are We Ready to Discard the Concept of Authenticity Altogether?” in White Scholars, African American Texts(Rutgers University Press, 2005). She has served as Provost of Goucher College, Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences at Ithaca College, and as a faculty member and administrator at The College of Saint Rose and Emporia State University. She is a native of West Virginia, where her family maintains a farm.


Ph.D., August 1995, Indiana University
Special Field: American Literature
Minor Fields: African American Studies and Women’s Studies
M.A., May 1986, University of Virginia Field of Study: English
B.A., May 1982, St. John’s College, Annapolis, Maryland Major: Liberal Arts

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