Dr. Adele Newson-Horst

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Title: 
Professor
Office Location: 
Holmes Hall 209
Phone: 
443-885-3978
Email: 
Adele.Newsonhorst@morgan.edu
Education:

Ph.D., Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan-American Literature
M.A., Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan-Language and Composition
B.A., Spelman College, Atlanta, Georgia-English
Certification, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Digital Media and Composition Training, The Ohio State University

Education:

Ph.D., Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan-American Literature
M.A., Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan-Language and Composition
B.A., Spelman College, Atlanta, Georgia-English
Certification, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Digital Media and Composition Training, The Ohio State University

Dr. Adele Newson-Horst is a professor of English the coordinator of Women's and Gender Studies at MSU. Her books and articles focus on the literature of African, African American, Middle Eastern, and Caribbean women writers. She is also the vice-president of the Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group (HLLG). She regularly reviews books for World Literature Today and Academic Choice. Among publications, she has to her credit two edited volume on Egyptian novelist and physician Nawal el Saadawi: The Essential Nawal El Saadawi: A Reader, London, Zed Publishers, 2010 and The Dramatic Literature of Nawal El Saadawi, London: Saqi, 2009.

A keen advocate of global education, she believes, "There are many facets to global education. My list includes language acquisition, classroom exposure, travel abroad, communication and/or association with international students, and immersions in other cultures (via film, workshops, presentations, and even visits to restaurants). In the article "7 Shocking Statistics Illustrating the Importance of Global Education," the author rightly asserts that "As teachers, educators and mentors, we need to prepare students for a world where borders between continents are blurred, where companies will be formed over the Internet and where learning about other cultures in classrooms will be as ubiquitous as learning to read". Like the author of the article, she is certain that engaging students with the larger world is essential for their growth and healthy development in our complex world.

Courses Taught
English 347 - Women Writers in Africa and the Diaspora
English 475-  Women and Literature
English 551 - Modern Literary Criticism
English 596 - African American Literature
English 729 - Major African American Novelists
English 885 - Womanism and Feminism
Humanities 301 - Contemporary Humanities


International Experiences
Summer 2016:  Faculty Leader, Mid-Atlantic Consortium-Center for Academic Cultural Immersion Experience in India
Summer 2014: Faculty Leader, Mid-Atlantic Consortium-Center for Academic Cultural Immersion Experience in India
Summer 1997: Participant, Fulbright Hays Seminar in Francophone Africa
1996-1997: Fulbright Professor, Department of English and Literature, Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education, Potchefstroom, South Africa 


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS


Books
Editor, The Essential Nawal El Saadawi: A Reader, London, Zed Publishers, 2010
Editor, The Dramatic Literature of Nawal El Saadawi, London: Saqi, 2009.
Editor, Winds of Change: The Transforming Voices of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars, with Linda Strong-Leek. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 1998.
Editor, Black Communities in Transition: Voices from Southeast Florida, with Abraham D. Lavender. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1996.
Zora Neale Hurston: A Reference Guide. Boston: G.K. Hall & Co., 1987.

Selected Chapters in Books
"Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks." In Gwendolyn Brooks and Working Writers," Edited by Jacqueline Imani Bryant. Third World Press, 2007, pp. 78-80.
"An Africana Womanist Reading of Gloria Naylor's Mamma Day." In Contemporary Africana Theory, Thought, and Action, edited by Clenora Hudson-Weems. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2007, pp. 359-372.
"Maud Martha Brown: A Study in Emergence." In Gwendolyn Brooks' Maud Martha: An Edited Collection. Chicago: Third World Press, 2002, pp. 161-181.
"Zee Edgell's Birth of Belize." In Caribbean Women Writers: Fiction in English. Edited by Mary Condé and Thorunn Lonsdale. London: McMillan Press, Ltd., 1999, pp. 184-201.

Selected Articles
"Conversations with Nawal El Saadawi," World Literature Today, 82:1 (January-February 2008): 55-58.
"A Conversation with Zee Edgell," College Language Association Journal, L1.4 (June 2008): 434-433.
"Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks." Gwendolyn Brooks and Working Writers. Edited by Jacquelyn Bryant. Chicago: Third World Press, 2007, pp.78-80.
"The Black Church in Literature." Issues and Identities in Literature. David Peck, ed. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 1997.
"African-American Oral Tradition." The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States, Cathy N. Davidson and Linda Wagner-Martin (editors). NY: Oxford University Press, 1995, pp. 15-16.
"Abolition." The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States. Cathy N. Davidson and Linda Wagner-Martin (editors). NY: Oxford University Press, 1995, pp 3-5.
"Fulbright Narrative: The South African Experience." Sage, 9:2 (Summer 1995): 63-66.
"The Tradition of the Black Female Bildungsroman and Tsitsi Dangarembga's Nervous Conditions". In Black Writing: An Americana Studies Perspective from Southern Africa, Greg Cuthbertson, ed. Pretoria: University of South Africa, 1994.
"An Interview with Dorothy West." The Zora Neale Hurston Forum, 2:1 (Fall 1987), pp. 19-24.

Higher Education Articles
"A Novel Approach to Academic Life." ACE Fellows, 24:1 (Spring 2002): 9-10
"Leadership Development in Cuba." ACE Fellow, 24:1 (Spring 2002): 7
"Bridging the Divide among Women of Color in the Academy." ACE Fellows, 24:1 (Spring 2002): 14-15.

Higher Education Review Essays
A Review of Keeping Students in Higher Education, edited by David Moxley, Anwar Najor-Durack, and Cecille Dumbrigue. Planning for Higher Education, 30:4 (Summer 2002): 43-44.
A Review of Retaining African Americans in Higher Education: Challenging Paradigms for Retaining Students, Faculty, & Administrators, edited by Lee Jones. Planning for Higher Education, 30:4 (Summer 2002): 47-48.

Selected Literary/Historical Review Essays
Newson-Horst, Adele. Rev. of The Black Shoals: Offshore Formations of Black and Native Studies. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, forthcoming.
Newson-Horst, Adele. Rev. of The Cambridge Companion to Richard Wright, edited by Glenda R. Carpio. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, vol. 57: issue 2 (October 2019).
Newson-Horst, Adele. Rev. of John Edgar Wideman and Modernity: A Critical Dialogue. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, vol. 56: issue 12 (August 2019).
Newson-Horst, Adele. Rev. of Pan-Africa American Literature: Signifyin(g) Immigrants in the 21st Century by Stephanie Li. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, 56:7 (March 2019).
Newson-Horst, Adele. Rev. of Neo-Passing: Performing Identity after Jim Crow. Goodfrey, Mollie and Vershawn Ashanti Young. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, 56:4 (December 2018).
Newson-Horst, Adele. Rev. of The Beloved in Middle Eastern Literatures. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, Vol. 56, No. 1 (September 2018).
Newson-Horst, Adele. Rev. of The Marvellous Equations of the Dread by Marcia Douglas. World Literature Today, July-August 2018.
Newson-Horst, Adele. Rev. of New perspectives on James Weldon Johnson's The Autobiography of an Ex-colored Man, ed. by Noelle Morrissette Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 55.8 (February 2018).
Newson-Horst, Adele. Rev. of Alex La Guma's [1925-1985] A Soviet Journey: A Critical Annotated Edition, by Christopher J. Lee. Blanche La Guma, Editor. Ngũgĩ wa Thing'o, Foreword. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 55. 3 (November 2017).
Newson-Horst, Adele. A Review of Josef Sorett's Spirit in the Dark: A Religious History of Racial Aesthetics. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, 54.10 (June 2017).
Newson-Horst, Adele. A Review of Virginia Whatley Smith's Richard Wright: Writing America at Home and from Abroad. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, 54.8 (April 2017).
Newson-Horst, Adele. A Review of Margo Jefferson's Negroland: A Memoir. World Literature Today. November 2016: 89-90.
Newson-Horst, Adele. Reviews of Nawal el Saadawi's God Dies by the Nile and Other Novels and The HiddenFace of Eve. World Literature Today (November-December 2016): 81-82.
Newson-Horst, Adele. A Review of Ezra Tawil's The Cambridge Companion to Slavery in American Literature. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, June 2016.
Newson-Horst, Adele. A Review of Daniel Blacks' The Coming. World Literature Today, October 5, 2016.
Newson-Horst, Adele. A Review of Susan Kollin's Captivating Westerns: The Middle East in the American West. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, June 2016.
Newson-Horst, Adele. A Review of Margo Jefferson's Negroland: A Memoir. World Literature Today. November 2016: 89-90.
Newson-Horst, Adele. Reviews of Nawal el Saadawi's God Dies by the Nile and Other Novels and The Face of Eve. World Literature Today (November-December 2016): 81-82.
Newson-Horst, Adele. A Review of Ezra Tawil's The Cambridge Companion to Slavery in American Literature. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, June 2016.
Newson-Horst, Adele. A Review of Mia Couto's Confession of a Lioness. World Literature Today, November/December 2015.
Newson-Horst, Adele. A Review of Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman. World Literature Today, November/December 2015.
Newson-Horst, Adele. A Review of Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh's Insurgent, Poet, Mystic, and Sectarian: The Four Masks of an Eastern Postmodernism. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, 53:3 (November 2015).
Newson-Horst, Adele. A Review of Sheri-Marie Harrison's From Jamaica's Difficult Subjects. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, April 2015.
Newson-Horst, Adele. A Review of Mia Couto's Confession of a Lioness. World Literature Today, November/December 2015.
Newson-Horst, Adele. A Review of Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman. World Literature Today, November/December 2015.
Newson-Horst, Adele. A Review of Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh's Insurgent, Poet, Mystic, and Sectarian: The Four Masks of an Eastern Postmodernism. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, 53:3 (November 2015).
Newson-Horst, Adele. A Review of Neil Hertz's Pastoral in Palestine. World Literature Today, (March/April 2014): 72.
Newson-Horst, Adele A Review of Tess Chakkalakal and Kenneth W. Warren's Jim Crow, Literature, and the Legacy of Sutton E. Griggs. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, 51.7 (March 2014): 1214.
A Review of Evelyn Alsultany & Ella Shohat's Between the Middle East and the Americas. Choice (October 2013).
A Review of Patrick Flanery's Absolution. World Literature Today, 87.5 (September/October 2013): 54-55.
A Review of Toni Morrison's Home. World Literature Today, (November 2012).
A Review of Hector Abad's Oblivion: A Memoir. World Literature Today, (July-August 2012): 74-75.
A Review of Kei Miller's the Last Warner Woman. World Literature Today, (May-June 2012): 70-71.
A Review of Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez, Pauline Dongala, Omotayo Jolaosho, and Anne Serafin's African Women Writing Resistance: Contemporary Voices. World Literature Today, (September-October 2011): 74-75.
A Review of Aminatta Forna's The Memory of Love. World Literature Today, (July-August 2011): 62-63.
A Review of Dolen Perkins-Valdez's Wench. World Literature Today, (July 2010): 68-69.
A Review Mona Helmy's Traveling into the Impossible. World Literature Today, (January-February 2010): 73-74.
A Review of Nawal el Saadawi's The Novel. World Literature Today, (September-October 2009) 62-63.
A Review of Karen King-Aribisala's The Hangman's Game. World Literature Today, 82:5 (September-October 2008): 67-68.