McKinley Eric Melton
Assistant Professor, English
Campus Box 0397
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400
(717) 337 -
BA Duke University,
PhD University of Massachusetts Amherst,
Topics in 20th & 21st Century LiteratureAutobiography African Amer Nar
Topics in 20th & 21st Century LiteratureAf Amer & Power of Spoken Word
20th Century African American Literature
Topics in 20th & 21st Century LiteratureJames Baldwin: Fiction/Essays
McKinley Melton received his PhD from the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and his BA in English and African American Studies from Duke University. Professor Melton's teaching interests are in literatures of African and African Diaspora, most specifically 19th- and 20th-century African American literature. His courses are designed to engage the intersections of social, political, and cultural movements as part of a critical approach to Africana literature. Melton's research focuses primarily on spiritual and religious traditions throughout the Black diaspora and the influence of spirituality on diasporan literary, artistic, and cultural expressions. His most recent published work is included in the anthology The Harlem Renaissance Revisited: Politics, Arts, and Letters (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010).