Christopher Brown

Christopher Brown

Associate Professor, English


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Phone: (336) 758-7133


Ph.D, University of Maryland, College Park

M.A., University of Chicago

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center

B.A., Georgetown University

Areas of Interest

African American Literature

19th and 20th Century American Literature

Law and Literature

Critical Theory


American Council of Learned Societies New Faculty Fellow, 2013-15

Princeton University Postdoctoral Fellow, 2013-15

Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellow, 2012-13

Selected Publications

“Was Blind But Now I See”: Post-Racial Justice in Edward P. Jones’ The Known World,” in Passing While Post-Racial: Performance and Identity Construction in Neo-Passing Narratives.  Eds. Mollie Godfrey and Vershawn Young (forthcoming 2017 with University of Illinois Press).

“Slavery and the Slave Narrative.”  Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies (2016).

“‘Every Tone Was a Testimony’: Black Music, Literature, and Law.”  Law, Culture and the Humanities.  (2013).

“Sedition Prose: Patriots and Traitors in the African American Literary Tradition.”  Law and Literature 24.2 (2012).

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