Sharon Raynor, PhD
Visiting Associate Professor in the Writing Program
Office: C5E Tribble Hall
Phone: (336) 758-5687
PhD, Literature and Criticism - Indiana University of PA
MA, Multicultural Literature – English, East Carolina University
BA, English - East Carolina University
Areas of Interest
Vietnam War (Literary) Studies
Multicultural Literary Studies
Women and War
Courses Taught at WFU
WRI 105: Writing(s) From the Edge: War, Disaster, Trauma and Survival
WR 111: When Writing Goes to War
“Commemorating Vietnam: Generational Trauma, Public Memory and Memorials in Rural America.” Mapping Generations of Traumatic Memory in American Narratives (essay collection). Roxana Oltean, Mihaela Precup, Dana Mihailescu, (Eds)s. Project 64: Cross-Cultural Encounters in American Trauma Narratives: A Comparative Approach to Personal and Collective Memories. (forthcoming).
“Victims, Villains and Violence: The Marginalized ‘Other’ in Emotional Relationships.” Sex and Violence: Special Issue of Australian Feminist. Amanda Kaladelfos and Lisa Featherstone (Eds). (forthcoming).
”The Tell-Tale-Listener: Gendered Representations in Oral History [with Vietnam Veterans].” (In)ScribingGender: International Female Writers and the Creative Process. Clarksville, TN: Diversion Press.(forthcoming).
“’Sing a Song Heroic’: Paul Laurence Dunbar’s Mythic and Poetic Tribute to Black Soldiers.” We Wear the Mask: Paul Laurence Dunbar and the Representation of Black Identity (Paul Laurence Dunbar Collection), Willie Harrell, ed. Kent State University Press, 2010: 32-48.
“Something He Couldn’t Write About: Telling My Daddy’s Story of Vietnam.” disclosure: A Journal of Social Theory. Issue 18: WAR. Committee of Social Theory at the University of Kentucky. (April 2009): 138-158.
North Carolina Digital History Textbook. LEARNNC. Excerpts from oral history testimonies from “Breaking the Silence: The Unspoken Brotherhood of Vietnam Veterans.” University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. www.learnnc.org/lp/editions/nchist-postwar/
“My First Black Barbie: Transforming the Image.” Cultural Studies- Critical Methodologies. SAGE Publications 9:2 (Spring 2009): 179-185.
“From the Dispossessed to the Decolonized: From Samuel Selvon’s Lonely Londoners to Zadie Smith’s “Hanwell in Hell.’” Zadie Smith: Critical Essays. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, August 2007.141-156.
“’She Had No Self Left:’ The Sacrificial Love of Miriam in D. H. Lawrence’s Sons and Lovers and Hagar in Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon.” From Around the World: Secular Authors and Biblical Perspectives. Seodial Deena, Ed. Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America. 2007. 259-272.
“Erna Brodber: A Sacred Spirit.” Dos Passos Review
. Greg Salyer and Mary Carroll-Hackett, Eds. Longwood University. Archives DPR 1.1 Spring 2004 www.longwood.edu/dospassosreview/
“The World of Female Knowing According to Georgia Douglas Johnson.” CLA Journal (College Language Association) XLV: 2 (December 2001): 231-242.
’Outsiders Within’: Strategies for Balancing the ‘Double/Triple’ Experience for Tenure-Track Minority Women Professors at a Teaching Institution.” National Symposium: Advancing Women and the Unrepresented in the Academy. Faculty Resource Network: A Journal of Faculty Development. Spring 2008.
The Silence of War website documents two oral history projects: “Breaking the Silence: The Unspoken Brotherhood of Vietnam Veterans” and “Soldier-to-Soldier: Men and Women Share their Legacy of War.”
Featured Guest, North Carolina Now, UNC-TV. “Breaking the Silence: The Unspoken Brotherhood of Vietnam Veterans.” Original Air Date: May 9, 2012. http://video.unctv.org/video/2233073101
- Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History, 2013-2014
- Clark-Yudkin Research Fellowship. United States Air Force Academy. Friends of the United States Air Force Academy Library, Colorado Springs, CO. 2013-2014.
- Humanities Writ Large Faculty Fellow, Duke University, Center for Documentary Studies and theDepartment of History, Spring 2012.http://humanitieswritlarge.duke.edu/visiting-faculty-fellows/visiting-fellows/sharon-raynor
- Alphonse Fletcher, Jr., Fellowship, the W.E. B. DuBois Institute for African and African American Research,Harvard University, 2011-2012