Kenneth W. Warren

Kenneth W. Warren is Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor of English in the Department of English at the University of Chicago. His publications include What Was African American Literature? (Harvard, 2011); So Black and Blue: Ralph Ellison and the Occasion of Criticism (Chicago, 2003); and Black and White Strangers: Race and American Literary Realism (Chicago, 1993). He is co-editor (with Tess Chakalakkal) of Jim Crow, Literature, and the Legacy of Sutton E. Griggs (Georgia, 2013) and (with Adolph Reed Jr.) of Renewing Black Intellectual History: The Ideological and Material Foundations of African American Thought (Paradigm, 2009).


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