Laval Duncan

Laval Duncan

Senior Lecturer

ad4481@wayne.edu

5057 Woodward, Suite 9307.1 Detroit, MI 48202

Laval Duncan

Department

English; African American Studies

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  • American Literary and Cultural Studies

  • African American studies

  • Detroit Oral History

  • Poetry

Research

American and African American Literary & Cultural Studies; Detroit Oral History and Poetry

Education

  • B.A., University of Louisville, 1963
  • Birkbeck College, University of London
  • PhD, Harvard, 1973

Awards and grants

  •  Michigan Humanities Council, Humanities Center Working Groups, Educational Development Grant 

Selected publications

 Co-Interview with Kathryne Lindberg, “The Continuity of Living for Change: An Interview with Grace Lee Boggs” (Social Text, No. 67 (Summer 2001), 43-73.

"Scene and Life Cycle in Ernest Gaines' Bloodline," Callaloo,Volume I, No. 3 (May 1978), 85-101. Reprinted March 2004 by Thomson-Gale in Short Story Criticism Volume 67 (SSC-67) Hardcover and Online

Currently teaching

  • Introduction to African American Literature - AFS/ENG 2390

  • American Literature to 1865 - E3130

  • Detroit Poetry: "Can't Forget the Motor City" - AFS 5310/ENG 5480

  •  American Literature since 1865 - ENG 3140

Courses taught

Intro to Poetry - ENG 2100

American Books - ENG 2310

Introduction to African-American Literature - ENG 2390

American Literature to 1865 - ENG 3130

American Literature since 1865 - ENG 3140

Black Detroit: Stories of Old Timers - ENG 5480/AFS 5310

Detroit Poetry: “Can’t Forget the Motor City” - ENG 5480/AFS 5310

Modern American Literature - ENG 5450

Studies in American Literature of the Twentieth Century - ENG 7410

Special Topics: African American Autobiography - ENG 7450

Special Topics: Acts of Autobiograph - ENG 7450