Cedric Gael Bryant

Lee Family Professor of English

Box 5266

Phone: 207-859-5266
Fax: 207-859-5252
Mailing Address:
5266 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8852
Bryant, Cedric Gael

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

CourseCourse Title
EN345 AModern American Fiction
EN353 AThe American Short Story
EN413A AAuthor Course: Toni Morrison
EN457 AAmerican Gothic Literature

Professional Information

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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