Shari Evans

Associate Professor / Director, Liberal Arts Major

English & Communication

508-910-6522

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Liberal Arts 323

Education

University of New MexicoPhD
University of New MexicoMA
University of PennsylvaniaBA

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

A continuation of ENL 303. A survey of American writing from the Civil War to the present, with some emphasis on historical, cultural, and philosophical developments in America during the period covered.

Special topics course in multicultural American Literature, offering a directed approach to literature by multiethnic or African American authors. Topics might focus on a specific historical era or literary movement (like the Harlem Renaissance), a particular cultural group (like African American, Native American, Chicano/a, Jewish, Indian-American, etc.), a genre, or an individual theme in multicultural American literature. The course can be repeated for credit with different topic.

Teaching

Online and Continuing Education Courses

Analysis, evaluation, comparison, and appreciation of plays by 20th-century American women playwrights and insights into their themes and the images of women which they create.
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Analysis, evaluation, comparison, and appreciation of plays by 20th-century American women playwrights and insights into their themes and the images of women which they create.
Register for this course.

Research

Research Interests

  • African American and Multicultural American Literature
  • Contemporary Women Writers
  • Feminist and Critical Race Theory

Shari Evans joined the English Department in 2005. Professor Evans earned her Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of New Mexico and her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. Her teaching and research interests include comparative ethnic literatures (particularly African American and Native American) and women writers, as well as race and gender studies and literary theory. Evans's most recent work is on theorizing "home" through the work of Toni Morrison, Octavia Butler, and Margaret Atwood. She is currently engaged in work on the space of memory in contemporary multicultural American writers. Evans has most recently presented and written on the work of Octavia Butler, Brenda Marie Osbey, Joy Harjo, and Toni Morrison. She is a recipient of the distinguished American Society of Eighteenth Century Studies Teaching Award and the University of New Mexico's Gunter Starkey Award for Teaching Excellence.

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