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Rachel Banner

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Main Hall Room 532
720 S. High Street
West Chester, PA 19383

Office Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:00am-4:30pm
Summer Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:00am-4:00pm

Phone: 610-436-2822

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Rachel Banner

Assistant Professor
Main Hall 112


  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania


  • 19-Century African American Literature
  • Frederick Douglass
  • 19-Century U.S. Literature
  • 19-Century Aesthetic Theories
  • Law and Literature
  • Critical Race Theory

Current & Recently Taught Courses:

CLS371 Law & Disorder in Literature
ENG550 History, Form, & Ideology
LIT165  American Outsiders
LIT204  Black Women Writers in America
LIT207  Life and Times of Frederick Douglass
ENG400 Racial Colorblindness in U.S. Law and Literature

Selected Publications

"Thinking Through Things: James McCune Smith's 'The Washerwoman.'" ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance 59.2 (2013): 291-328.

"Surface and Stasis: Re-Reading Slave Narrative via The History of Mary Prince." Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters 36.2 (2013): 298-311.

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