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UCLA Institute of American Cultures

Title: Professor
Department: English and African American Studies

Current Project(s):

  • Departments of English and African American Studies, Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies. Professor Yarborough teaches and conducts research on African American literature and on U.S. literature and culture broadly. Topics on which he focuses include nineteenth-century African American literature, the representation of slavery in American culture, black writers and radical politics in the U.S., and the construction of race in American film and popular music.

Available Publications/Books:

  • Yarborough, R. (2012). Violence, manhood, and Black heroism: The Wilmington riot in two turn-of-the-century African American novels. In Cecelski, D. S. & Tyson, T. B. Democracy betrayed: The Wilmington race riot of 1898 and its legacy. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press, 225-251.
  • Yarborough, R. (General Editor), et. al. (2014). The Heath Anthology of American Literature (7th ed., rev.). Boston: Wadsworth-Cengage Learning.

Tagged: Cultural Production, History, Social Movements