Fall 2020: W. E. B. Du Bois Fellow
Eve Dunbar is an associate professor of English at Vassar College (NY) and author of Black Regions of the Imagination: African American Writers Between the Nation and the World (Temple University Press, 2012). Dunbar is also the co-editor of African American Literature in Transition: 1930-1940 (forthcoming Cambridge University Press). Her research has appeared in academic journals such as American Literature, African American Review, American Literary History, Callaloo, and various edited volumes; and in more public-facing outlets like TheNation.com, PBS.com, Jezebel.com, and the A-Line: A Journal of Progressive Thought. Dunbar’s research has been supported by American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Burkhart Fellowship and the Rutgers University-New Brunswick Fellowship in African American Literary Studies.
Radical Satisfaction: The Monstrous Work of African American Women Under Segregation and Beyond. Radical Satisfaction
As a W. E. B. Du Bois Fellow, Dunbar will work on her latest book project, Radical Satisfaction: The Monstrous Work of African American Women Under Segregation and Beyond. Radical Satisfaction examines the political and aesthetic significance of black women's literature published during the mid-twentieth century as a site for exploring desegregation’s refusal and the forms of satisfaction that might be gained by such refusal.