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Prentiss Clark is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at USD. She is currently at work on two book projects, "Ralph Waldo Emerson: A Literary Companion" for McFarland Publishers and a monograph titled "Measures of Intimacy: Emerson to Du Bois to Baldwin."
American literature and culture (especially nineteenth century); literature and philosophy; literature and civic living; the craft of writing. Recent graduate courses include "Transformative Texts: Writing the American Renaissance from the 19th Century to Now," "Investigating the Ethical Life in Literature," and "Emerson & Du Bois." Recent undergraduate courses include "American Literature I" and "Introduction to Criticism."
American literature (especially the prose, poetry, and scholarly history of the long nineteenth century); literature and philosophy; literature and civic life; aesthetics; genre; Ralph Waldo Emerson, W.E.B. Du Bois, James Baldwin, Henry and William James, the poetries of Whitman, Dickinson, and Wallace Stevens, and the craft of writing.
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