Rebecka Rutledge Fisher

Rebecka Rutledge Fisher, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of English and Comparative Literature
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Selected Publications

Books

Habitations of the Veil: The Poetics of Black Being before and after Du Bois. 479 pages. Forthcoming from SUNY Press.
Retrieving the Human: Reading Paul Gilroy. 375 pages. Ed. Rebecka Rutledge Fisher and Jay Garcia. With a new essay by Paul Gilroy, an afterword by Gerald Early, and a critical introduction by the editors. Forthcoming from SUNY Press.
The Interesting Narrative of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African. Written by Himself. 242 pages. Selected, introduced, and annotated by Rebecka Rutledge Fisher. New York: Barnes & Noble Publishing, December 2005.

Refereed papers, articles, and book chapters

Rebecka Rutledge Fisher. “The Poetics of Belonging in the Age of Enlightenment: Metaphors of Being in Olaudah Equiano’s Interesting Narrative.” 20 pages. Forthcoming in Early American Studies 11.1 (Winter 2013).
Rebecka Rutledge Fisher. “Between the Law and Black Being: W.E.B. Du Bois, Black Reconstruction, and the Radical Aesthetics of Metaphor.” 25 pages. Forthcoming in The South Atlantic Quarterly (SAQ), 2012.
Rebecka Rutledge Fisher. “Cultural Artifacts and the Narrative of History: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Exhibiting of Culture at the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle.” Reprint. 33 pages. Paris, Modern Fiction, and the Black Atlantic. Eds. Jonathan Eburne and Jeremy Braddock. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
Rebecka Rutledge Fisher. “Habitations of the Veil: Two Instances of Autobiography.” 22 pages. Forthcoming in Criticism, 2012. Special issue on W.E.B. Du Bois.
Rebecka Rutledge Fisher. “Symbolic Wrights: The Poetics of Being Underground.” 51 pages. Obsidian: Literature in the African Diaspora 11.2 (Fall/Winter 2010).
Rebecka Rutledge Fisher. “Frances Ellen Watkins Harper.” 36 pages. Student’s Encyclopedia of Great American Writers. Vol. 3. New York: Facts on File, 2010.
Rebecka Rutledge Fisher. “Remnants of Memory: Testimony and Being in Sketches of Southern Life.” In ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance 54.1-4 (2008): 55-74.
Rebecka Rutledge Fisher. “The Anatomy of a Symbol: Reading W.E.B. Du Bois’s Dark Princess: A Romance.” CR: The New Centennial Review 6.3 (2006): 91-128.
Rebecka Rutledge Fisher. “Cultural Artifacts and the Narrative of History: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Exhibiting of Culture at the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle.” Modern Fiction Studies 51.4 (2005): 741-774.
Rebecka R. Rutledge. “Metaphoric Black Bodies in the Hinterlands of Race; Or, Towards Deciphering the Du Boisian Concept of Race and Nation in ‘The Conservation of Races.’” Race and Ethnicity: Across Time and Space. Ed. Rodney D. Coates. Leiden: Brill Publishers, 2004: 331-349. Selected as a Choice Outstanding Book for 2004.