Location: Bowdoin / Guy Mark Foster

English

Guy Mark Foster

Associate Professor of English

On leave for the 2014-15 academic year.

Contact Information

gmfoster@bowdoin.edu
207-798-4317
English
Massachusetts Hall



Spring 2014

  • Staging Blackness (AFRS 2630)
  • English Composition (ENGL 1060A)
  • Staging Blackness (ENGL 2654)


Guy Mark Foster - Bowdoin COllege

Education

  • Ph.D. Brown University, English Literature, 2003
  • M.A. Brown University, English, 1997
  • B.A. Wheaton College, Writing and Literature, 1994

Areas of Interest

  • 20th Century American literature; African American Literature; Lesbian and Gay Literature; Interracial Narratives; Literary Memoirs; Queer Theory; Psychoanalytic Theory


"The Rest of Us: Stories" (Lethe Press, 2013)

"African American Literature and Queer Studies: The Conundrum of James Baldwin." A Companion to African American Literature. Ed. Gene Andrew Jarett, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.  (Access article in PDF)

"Looking Good: Neutralizing the Desiring (Black Male) Gaze in Alice Walker's Meridian.Symbiosis 13.2 Special Issue October 2009. (Access article in PDF)

"Translating (Black) Queerness: Unpacking the Conceptual Linkages Between Racialized Masculinities, Consensual Sex, and the Practice of Torture." Souls 11.2 April 2009. (Access article in PDF)

"'Do I look like someone you can come home to from where you may be going?'" Re-mapping Interracial Desire in Octavia Butler's Kindred." African American Review 41.1 Spring 2007. (Access article in PDF)

 "How Dare a Black Woman Make Love to a White Man! Black Women Romance Novelists and the Taboo of Interracial Desire." Empowerment versus Oppression: 21st Century Views of Popular Romance Novels. Ed. Sally Goade, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007.  (Access article in PDF)

 "Desire and the 'Big Black Sex Cop': Race and the Politics of Intimacy on HBO's Six Feet Under" (The New Queer Aesthetic on Television: Essays on Recent Programming, Eds. James Keller & Leslie Stratyner, McFarland Publishers, 2006)  (Access article in PDF)

Encyclopedia Entries: ZZ Packer and Robert Stepto. An Encyclopedia of African American Literature. Eds. Hans Ostrom and David Macey. Greenwood Press (forthcoming).

"Welcome to the Funhouse: Critical Theory and the 'Problem' of Interracial Sexuality." Review Essay of Black Venus: Sexualized Savages, Primal Fears, and Primitive Narratives in French (Duke UP, 1999), T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting. Radical Philosophy Review 2.2 (Winter, 1999): 10 pages.  (Access article in PDF)

"This Man and Me." Ancestral House: The Black Short Story in The Americas and Europe. Ed. Charles H. Rowell (CO: Westview Press, 1995), Fiction. (Access article in PDF)

Review of Lives of Notable Gay Men and Lesbians: James Baldwin, Randall Kenan (Chelsea House Publishers, 1994). Lambda Book Report. March/April 1994.

Review of The Tranquil Lake of Love: Poems, Carl Cook (Vega Press, 1993). Lambda Book Report. September/October 1993.

"Legacy" and "Lasius Niger." Sojourner: Black Gay Voices in the Age of AIDS. Ed. B. Michael Hunter (NY: Other Countries Press, 1993), Fiction.

"The Book of Luke." Brother to Brother: New Writings by Black Gay Men. Ed. Essex Hemphill (Boston: Alyson Publications, 1991), Fiction.

"Immortally Yours." Shadows of Love: American Gay Fiction. Ed. Charles Jurrist (Boston: Alyson Publications, 1988), Fiction.

Works in Progress

Book project: "Waking Up with the Enemy: Postwar African American Literature and the Ethics of Interracial Intimacy"