Bland Jr., S. (2015). Being Ralph Ellison: Remaking the Black Public Intellectual in the Age of Civil Rights. American Studies, 54(3), 51-62. Retrieved from https://journals.ku.edu/amerstud/article/view/7095
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Sterling Lecater Bland Jr.
Sterling Lecater Bland, Jr. is Professor of English, African American Studies, and American Studies at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. He has previously served as associate dean of the Graduate School-Newark and chair of the Department of African and African American Studies. He received his doctorate and master’s degrees from New York University’s Department of English. He has published or edited: Voices of the Fugitives: Runaway Slave Stories and Their Fictions of Self-Creation; African American Slave Narratives: An Anthology (three volumes); The Pedro Gorino: The Adventures of a Negro Sea-Captain. “Fire and Romance: African American Literature since World War II” appeared in A Companion to Postwar American Literature and Culture, edited by Josephine Hendin. He is currently working on a critical reassessment of Ralph Ellison’s work that foregrounds the thoughts Ellison presented in his fiction, essays, and correspondence. This study refocuses Ellison’s contributions to the broad implications of American literature and culture.