College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
  Terry Rowden
Associate Professor

Terry Rowden
Associate Professor

Office : Building 2S Room 202
Phone : 718.982.3660
Fax : 718.982.3643
Department Faculty Profile

Degrees :
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 :
Selected 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.

Book Chapters:
“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.

Journal Articles:
“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.)