Associate Professor of Instruction
1022 Anderson Hall
1114 Polett Walk


First Year Writing, African American Literature, American Literature, Richard Wright, Zora Neale Hurston, Nella Larsen, William Faulkner, Carl Van Vechten, passing


Dorothy Stringer is a scholar of African American and US literatures, with particular interests in the Harlem Renaissance, Faulkner studies, and interwar photography. She has taught First-Year Writing and English Literature at Temple since 2006.

Selected Publications

  • “Nella Larsen.” Oxford Bibliographies Online–American Literature. Ed. Jackson R. Bryer and Paul Lauter. New York: Oxford University Press, Spring 2014.
  • “Scripture, Psyche and Women in Zora Neale Hurston’s ‘Moses, Man of the Mountain.'” Palimpsest: A Journal on Women, Gender and the Black International.” Forthcoming 2016.
  • “Passing and the State in Junot Diaz’s “Drown.” MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the US 38.2 (Summer 2013): 111-126.
  • “Not Even Past”: Race, Historical Trauma and Subjectivity in Faulkner, Larsen and Van Vechten. New York: Fordham University Press, 2010. Reviewed in Modernism/Modernity 17.4 (November 2010): 945-7.
  • “Psychology and Black Liberation in Richard Wright’s Black Power (1954).” JML: Journal of Modern Literature 32.4 (Summer 2009): 105-124.

Courses Taught

  • English 0701: Introduction to Academic Discourse
  • English 0711: Introduction to Academic Discourse (ESL)
  • African American Literature I [1749-1905] and II [1905-1976]
  • American Literature I [1600-1860] and II [1860-1976]
  • British Literature II [1800-1960]
  • The Harlem Renaissance
  • Introduction to English Studies
  • Representing Race
  • Studies in American Modernism: Modernism and Photography