Dorothy Denniston

Associate Professor Emerita of English and Africana Studies

Dorothy Denniston (Ph.D., Brown University) is Associate Professor Emerita of English and Africana Studies. Her research focuses primarily on African American literature and culture and African American women writers. She is the author of The Fiction of Paule Marshall: Reconstruction of History, Culture and Gender (1995) as well as several articles, essays, and book reviews and literary journals. She is also a contributing editor to several anthologies and encylopedias.

SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS:

  • Award for Exemplary Leadership, Dedication and Service, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program 2004
  • Faculty Mentor Book Award, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Program, Brown University, 2003, 2004, 2005
  • Faculty Mentor, Alliance for International Research for Minority Students, University of the Western Cape, 2000
  • Fellow, Ford Foundation Summer Seminar for College Professors, Center for the Study of Black Literature and Culture, University of Pennsylvania, 1993
  • Outstanding Service and Dedication to the Community, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Brown University, 1991
  • Wriston Fellowship Award for Excellence in Teaching, Brown University, 1991
  • Fellow, Coolidge Colloquium, Episcopal Divinity School, 1990

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

Books:

  • The Fiction of Paule Marshall: Reconstruction of History, Culture and Gender. University of Tennessee Press, 1995.