Dr. Rian BowieDr. Rian Bowie

Assistant Teaching Professor


Office: C114 Tribble Hall

Phone: (336) 758-3369

Email: bowiere@wfu.edu


PhD Emory University

MA Temple University

Areas of Interest

19th and 20th Century African-American Literature

19th Century American Women’s Social Movements

19th/Early 20th Century African-American and American Periodicals

American Political Satire

Courses Taught at Wake Forest

ENG 302 “Race” Fictions: Image and Inversions in American Literature

ENG 381 “Black Like Me”: Reform, Representation, and the Black Public Sphere during the Black Cultural/Literary Renaissances between 1900-1950

ENG 389 The Authenticating Black “I”: Studies in Black Autobiography from Slavery to Freedom

ENG 387 Slavery in the Twentieth Century Black Imagination

ENG 150 Dreaming America: Expression, Identity, and the Literary Imagination

ENG 175 Whose History; Whose Hero? The “Heroic Ideal” in American Literature

WRI 111 Personal as Political in African American Literature

WRI 111 What’s So Funny?: Humor, Race, and Nation in American Political Humor

Selected Publications

“Woodruff Library’s African American Studies Collection At a Glance” Loose Canons, November 2002.

“Bauerlein Studies 1906 Atlanta Race Riots: An Interview,” Loose Canons, July 2001

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