Joseph L. Lewis is a native of Saginaw, Michigan.  He holds a B.A. in English from Hampton University and an M.A. in Africana Studies and Literature from New York University.  He teaches composition and literature at Delta College in University Center, MI. In his research, he is primarily interested in how representations of race, death, anxiety, and fear create cultural sensibilities in the United States.  Currently, Lewis is working on two articles, "Haunting and Ghostly Presence in William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom! and Toni Morrison's Beloved," which will be presented at the 2009 MPCA/ACA Conference in Detroit, MI, and "Monsters and Heroes: Black Subjectivity in Stephen Crane's 'The Monster' and Richard Wright's The Man Who Lived Underground," which will be presented at the 2010 CAS International Conference in Toulouse, France.
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