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Ph.D. Cornell University, 1992
M.A. Cornell University 1988
B.A. University of Arkansas (Pine Bluff), 1986
Biography / Academic Interests
Professor Rowden’s primary teaching and research interests are African American literature and popular culture, global cinema, continental and African philosophy, and cultural theory.
Scholarship / Publications
The Songs of Blind Folk: African American Musicians and the Cultures of Blindness, University of Michigan Press, 2009
Transnational Cinema: The Film Reader (co-edited with Elizabeth Ezra) in Focus on Film Series, Routledge, 2006.
“Postcolonial Transplants: Cinema, Diaspora, and the Body Politic” (with Elizabeth Ezra). Comparing Postcolonial Diasporas. Eds. Michele Keown, David Murphy, and James Proctor. Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. 2011-227.
“Time Code and the Cinematic of Supplementarity. Shifting Landscapes: Film and Media in European Context. Eds. Miyase Christensen and Nezih Erdogan. Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008. 278-301.
“The ‘Top’ of the Heap: Race, Manhood, and Legitimation in My Life in Porn: The Bobby Blake Story”, special issue “Sexuality and Eroticism in Black Film, Cinema, and Video” in Black Camera: An International Film Journal. (April 2011)
“Harlem Undercover: Difference and Desire in African American Popular Music, 1920-1940” in ELN (English Language Notes) 45.2, (Fall/Winer 2007)
“A Play of Abstractions: Race, Sexuality, and Community in James Baldwin’s Another Country”, The Southern Review, 1993 (Volume 29, Number 1.)