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Cynthia Young

english department

Cynthia Young

Associate Professor

B.A., English, Columbia University
Ph.D., American Studies, Yale University                    

Stokes Hall S485
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Fax: 617-552-4220

Academic Profile

Specializes in literature and culture of the African Diaspora, U.S. popular culture, race and cultural theory, African American and U.S. Ethnic literatures. Her most recent projects are on black British and black American cultural politics and popular culture after 9/11.

Spring 2013 Courses

  • EN284 - Race and Visual Culture
  • EN302 - Witches and Apocalypses in Young Adult Fiction

Publications (selected)

  • Soul Power: Cultural Radicalism and the Making of a U.S. Third World Left (Durham: Duke University Press).
  • Third World Newsreel: Third Cinema in the U.S., Ethnic Media in America. Book 2: Taking Control. Guy Meiss & Alice A. Tait, eds. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing, 2005.
  • Angela Davis and the U.S. Third World Left, Revolutions of the Mind: Cultural Studies in the African Diaspora Project, 1996-2002. Dionne Bennett, Candace Moore, Ulli K. Ryder and Jakobi Williams, eds. Los Angeles: CAAS Publications, 2003: 3-10.
  • Havana Up In Harlem: LeRoi Jones, Harold Cruse and The Making of a Cultural Revolution, Science and Society, Winter 2001: 12-38.
  • On Strike at Yale, Minnesota Review, Numbers 45-6, May 1996: 179-195.
  • Same Side of a Badass Coin: Postmodern Racism in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, Disposition, XX. 47 (1995): 59-77.