Sally Ann Ferguson

Sally Ann Ferguson




Ph.D. Ohio State University-1978
M.A. Ohio State University-1974
B.A. Norfolk State College-1973

Research Interests

Dr. Ferguson’s interests include multi-ethnic literatures of the United States, especially African American writing. She also specializes in African American women authors, the slave narrative, and Charles W. Chesnutt.

Selected Publications

  • Editor. Nineteenth-Century Black Women’s Literary Emergence: Evolutionary Spirituality, Sexuality, and Identity: an Anthology. New York and Frankfurt: Peter Lang Pub., 2008. Introduction: “Evolutionary Sexuality, Spirituality, and Identity: 19th-Century Black Women’s Literary Emergence.”
  • Editor. The Colonel’s Dream. New Milford: Toby P, 2004.Introduction: “New Souths, Old Fears, and Dreaming Colonels.”
  • “Remembering Katherine Newman.” MELUS Journal 29 (2004): 542-45.
  • Editor. Selected Writings: Complete Texts with Introduction, Historical Contexts,Critical Essays. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2001. Introduction: “Charles W. Chesnutt: An American Signifier.”
  • “Unmaking Blackness: The Ex-Colored Men of Charles W. Chesnutt and James Welden Johnson.” Critical Essays on James Weldon Johnson. Ed. Kenneth M. Price and Lawrence J. Oliver. New York: G. K. Hall, 1997.
  • “Christian Violence and the Slave Narrative.” American Literature 68.2 (1996): 297-320.
  • “Chesnutt’s Genuine Blacks and Future Americans.” MELUS Journal. 15 (1988): 109-19.
  • “Folkloric Men and Female Growth in Their Eyes Were Watching God.” Black American Literature Forum (African American Review), 21 (1987): 185-97.
  • “‘Frank Fowler’: A Chesnutt Racial Pun.” South Atlantic Review. 50.2 (1985): 47-53.
  • “Chesnutt’s The Conjuror’s Revenge: The Economics of Direct Confrontation.” Obsidian 7 (1981): 37-42.