Cedric Gael Bryant
Lee Family Professor of English
Areas of Expertise
- 19th- and 20th-century American literature
- African-American poetry, fiction, drama, non-fiction
- William Faulkner and Southern regionalism
- Politics of race and gender, diversity and multiculturalism
Courses Currently Teaching
|EN345 A ||Modern American Fiction |
|EN353 A ||The American Short Story |
|EN413A A ||Author Course: Toni Morrison |
|EN457 A ||American Gothic Literature |
Cedric Gael Bryant's specializations include African American Literature, Southern Literature, race, gender, and sexuality. Teaching is an unapologetic passion and inextricably bound up with his scholarship, which has been published in The Southern Review, MELUS (The Journal of the Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States), Modern Fiction Studies, The African American Review, and The Oxford Companion to African American Literature. In 1996, the Carnegie Center for the Advancement of Teaching named Cedric "Professor of the Year" for the state of Maine. And, in 1994, he was honored with the "Senior Class Outstanding Teaching Award" given annually by Colby College's seniors. Away from teaching and research, his other passions include growing roses and cooking. He lives with his wife, Gail Bryant -- a systems analyst, green-thumbed gardener, and avid reader.
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