Richard Yarborough

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Richard Yarborough
Born 1951
Occupation Professor
Nationality United States
Genre African American literature
Notable works The Heath Anthology of American Literature (editor)

Richard Yarborough (born 1951) is Professor of English and African American literature and a Faculty Research Associate with the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is also an editor of The Heath Anthology Of American Literature.[1]

Background[edit]

Yarborough received his B.A. in English from Michigan State University in 1973 and his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1980. He joined the English department at UCLA in 1979.

Selected publications[edit]

Books[edit]

Heath:

  • Associate General Editor, with Paul Lauter (General Editor), Jackson Bryer, King-Kok Cheung, Anne Goodwyn Jones, Wendy Martin, Charles Molesworth, Raymund Paredes, Ivy Schweitzer, Linda Wagner-Martin, Andrew O. Wiget, and Sandy Zagarell. The Heath Anthology of American Literature. 5th ed., rev. Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin, 2006.
  • Associate General Editor, with Paul Lauter (General Editor), Juan Bruce-Novoa, Jackson Bryer, Elaine Hedges, Anne Goodwyn Jones, Amy Ling, Wendy Martin, Charles Molesworth, Carla Mulford, Raymund Paredes, Linda Wagner-Martin, and Andrew Wiget. The Heath Anthology of American Literature. 3rd ed., rev. 2 vols. Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin, 1998.
  • Associate General Editor, with Paul Lauter (General Editor), Juan Bruce-Novoa, Jackson Bryer, Elaine Hedges, Anne Goodwyn Jones, Amy Ling, Daniel Littlefield, Jr., Wendy Martin, Charles Molesworth, Carla Mulford, Raymund Paredes, Linda Wagner-Martin, and Andrew Wiget. The Heath Anthology of American Literature. 2nd ed., rev. 2 vols. Lexington, Mass.: D. C. Heath, 1994.
  • Coeditor, with Paul Lauter (General Editor), Juan Bruce-Novoa, Jackson Bryer, Elaine Hedges, Amy Ling, Daniel Littlefield, Wendy Martin, Charles Molesworth, Carla Mulford, Raymund Paredes, Hortense Spillers, Linda Wagner-Martin, and Andrew Wiget. The Heath Anthology of American Literature. 2 vols. Lexington, Mass.: D. C. Heath, 1990.

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Essays[edit]

Introductions

Articles

  • "Race, Violence, and Manhood: The Masculine Ideal in Frederick Douglass's 'The Heroic Slave'" In Haunted Bodies: Gender and Southern Texts. Anne Jones and Susan Donaldson, eds. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 1997:159-84
  • "Strategies of Black Characterization in Uncle Tom's Cabin and the Early Afro-American Novel." In Literary Influence and African-American Writers. Tracy Mishkin (ed.). New York: Garland, 1996: 23-64.
  • "Black Authors, White Readers: Early Afro-American Fiction Writers and the Problem of Audience." In Lire en Amérique. Paris, France: Institut d'Etudes Anglophones, Université Paris VII-Denis Diderot, 1993: 33-46.
  • "Race, Violence, and Manhood: The Masculine Ideal in Frederick Douglass's 'The Heroic Slave.'" In Frederick Douglass: New Literary and Historical Essays. Sundquist, Eric J. (ed.). Cambridge:Cambridge University Press, 1991: 166-88.
  • " The First Person in Afro-American Fiction." In Afro-American Literary Study in the 1990s. Houston A. Baker Jr. and Patricia Redmond (eds.) Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1989:105-134.
  • "The Crisis in Afro-American Letters." College English, vol. 43, no. 8, pp. 773–78, December 1981
  • "The Quest for the American Dream in Three Afro-American Novels: If He Hollers Let Him Go, The Street, and Invisible Man." MELUS, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 33–59, January 1981.

Awards[edit]

  • Faculty Appreciation Award, UCLA Academic Advancement Program (2008)
  • County of Los Angeles Commendation (2001)
  • UCLA Outstanding Faculty Member by the African Student Union (1997)
  • Award of Excellence, BEEM Foundation for the Advancement of Music (1991)
  • Commendation from the City of Los Angeles (1990)
  • UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award (1987)
  • Certificate of Recognition, UCLA Black Student Alliance (1984)

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