African American Studies


Anderson, Crystal S. “These—Are—the ‘Breaks’: A Roundtable Discussion on Teaching the Post-Soul Aesthetic.” African American Review 41.4 (2007): 787-804.

Anderson, Crystal S. “ ‘The Girl Isn’t White’:  New Racial Dimensions in Octavia Butler’s Survivor.”  Extrapolation 47.1 (2006): 35-50.

Anderson, Crystal S. “Racial Discourse and Black-Japanese Dynamics in Ishmael Reed’s Japanese by Spring.” MELUS 29. 3/4 (2004): 379-396.

Anderson, Crystal S. Review of Caribbean Autobiography: Cultural Identity and Self-Representation, by Sandra Pouchet Paquet; Scarring the Black Body: Race and Representation in African American Literature by Carol E. Henderson; and Voices of the Fugitives: Runaway Slave Stories and Their Fictions of Self-Creation, by Sterling Lecater Bland. American Literature 76. 3 (2004): 608-610.


“Shaolin. . . With Rhythm: Asian Appropriations in Paul Beatty’s White Boy Shuffle.” Paper presented at Post-Soul Satire: A Symposium on the Fiction of Paul Beatty, Trey Ellis and Darius James, College of the Holy Cross, 2001.

“ ‘Old Laces, Strange Embroideries, Dim Brocades”: Orientalisms in Nella Larsen’s Quicksand.”  Paper presented at the MELUS Annual Conference, Boca Raton, FL, 2011.

“Orientalism and the Harlem Renaissance.”  Paper presented at the American Studies Association Conference, Oakland, CA, 2006.

“The Afterlife Is Just a Lay Up Away”: The Resolution of Despair in Paul Beatty’s The White Boy Shuffle.  Paper presented at the American Literature Association Conference, Boston, MA, 2005.

“Imagined Coalitions:  Pan-Ethnic Movements in the Fiction of W.E.B. Du Bois and George Schuyler.”  Paper presented at the Race, Nation and Ethnicity in the Afro-Asian Century Conference, Boston University, 2004.

“The Wildest Seed Yet: New Racial Dimensions in Octavia Butler’s Survivor.” Paper presented at the College Language Association, Washington, DC, 2003.