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Duriel E Harris

Stevenson Hall - STV 342
Office Hours
Wednesdays 3.30 - 5.30pm
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Poet/performer and sound artist, Duriel E. Harris is: author three books including, No Dictionary of a Living Tongue (Nightboat 2017); Editor of Obsidian: and creator of Thingification—a one-woman show.

Current Courses

599.004Research And Dissertation

348.001Writing for Performance

Teaching Interests & Areas

Poetry Writing
African American Literature

Research Interests & Areas

Improvisation and Black aesthetics, Memory and Trauma Studies, WOC Feminisms, Digital Technologies and the African Diaspora, 18th and 19th century African American Literature, Oppositional/Experimental poetics, Performance Studies

BA Literature

Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut

MA English and American Literature

New York University
New York , New York

Ph D English, Programs for Writiters

University of Illinois

Speleology (poetry video with Scott Rankin). 2011



Presenting Amnesiac: Poems. Illinois State University, English 284: Poetry, Kirstin Hotelling Zona, Professor. Illinois State University,. (2011)
Presenting Black Took Collective. Pomona College, Contemporary Writers Series,. Pomona College, Contemporary Writers Series,. (2011)
Reading Live Feed: Writing Race & Subjectivity. Black Took Collective (BTC). (2011)