Professor Profile: Jennifer McFarlane Harris

By: Andrew Koch ~Editor-in-Chief~ Each year, Xavier welcomes new faculty members to the university. The Newswire sat down with Dr. Jennifer McFarlane Harris, the newest professor of English at Xavier who will be teaching Black Literature: Double Consciousness in African-American Experience(s) and American Renaissance: 1830-1865 The Historical Novel: Xavier Newswire: What is your specialty? Dr. Jennifer McFarlane Harris: I’d say 19th-century American literature, with special emphasis on African-American literatures and women’s literatures. In terms of my research, I work on 19th-century African-American women’s spiritual autobiographies. And I got interested in that because I’m interested in the idea of eye-voice narratives. … Continue reading Professor Profile: Jennifer McFarlane Harris