Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Chair

Associate Professor of English


Education

  • Ph.D. English, Washington State University, 1995
  • M.A. English, San Diego State University, 1988
  • B.A. English, San Diego State University, 1985

Teaching Specialties

  • African American Literature
  • Civil Rights Movement Literature
  • Minority Literature
  • American Literature

Courses Taught

  • African American Literature
  • Civil Rights Movement Film and Literature
  • Minority Literature
  • American Literature
  • Regional American Literature
  • Introduction to Literature
  • Composition

Research Interests

  • " Passage to Slavery, Passage to Freedom: Olaudah Equiano and the Sea." The Midwest Quarterly 47.3 (2006): 209-223.
  • " Civil Rights Movement." Writing African American Women: An Encyclopedia of Literature by and about Women of Color. Ed. Elizabeth Ann Beaulieu. Greenwood Press, 2006.
  • "' It Was a Form of Creativity, Our Going to Central': An Interview with Minnijean Brown Trickey." Arkansas Review: A Journal of Delta Studies 36.2 (2005) 90-98.
  • " Louise Meriwether." Black Women in America, second edition. Ed. Darlene Clark Hine. Oxford University Press, 2005.
  • " Intimate History": Storyteller and Audience in Gayl Jones's Corregidora." College Language Association Journal 47.1 (2003): 1-31.
  • "' Poor and Black and Apt to Stay That Way': Gambling on a Sure Thing in Louise Meriwether's Daddy Was a Number Runner." The Midwest Quarterly 45.1 (2003): 49-58.
  • Current Project:
    Civil rights movement literature and film with a particular focus on the 1957 desegregation efforts at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas

Janelle Collins


Contact Information

P: (870) 972-2210


Office

Building: Wilson Hall
Room: 313A