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Marlon Moore

Assistant ProfessorMarlon Moore

Morton Hall 153


Ph.D., University of Florida

M.A., University of Florida

B.A., University of North Florida

Academic Interests

Professor Moore’s interests include 20th-Century African American literature, gay/lesbian studies and southern culture. Her current research projects include an anthology about black southern queerness and a study of homoerotic spirituality in African American literary culture.

Courses Taught

ENG 110: Introduction to Literature
ENG 230: Women in Literature
ENG 232: African American Literature
ENG 290: Special Topics: African American Drama
ENG 353: Southern American Literature
ENG 357: African American Literary Tradition to 1945
ENG 358: African American Literary Tradition Since 1945
ENG 373: Women's Literary Traditions
ENG 390: Special Topics: LGBT Fiction Since 1980
ENG 572: African American Literary Theory

Major Publications

  • “Black Church, Black Patriarchy and a ‘Brilliant Queer’: Competing Masculinities in Langston Hughes’ “Blessed Assurance.” African American Review 42.3-4 (Fall/Winter 2008): 1-10.
  • “God is (a) Pussy”: The Pleasure Principle and Homo-Spirituality in Shug’s Blueswoman Theology.” Kheven LaGrone, Ed. Dialogue 5: Alice Walker’s The Color Purple. Rodopi Press, 2009: 77-91.


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