Anita Patterson

Anita Patterson is Professor of English at Boston University and author of From Emerson to King: Democracy, Race, and the Politics of Protest (Oxford University Press, 1997) and Race, American Literature and Transnational Modernisms (Cambridge University Press, 2008). She has published on modernism, race, and interculturality in a wide range of journals, and is currently researching how the widening popularity of Japonisme fostered an American literary tradition of transpacific exchange.


Confronting Racism and The Waste Land in the Era of #MeToo

The anger, as well as hope for meaningful change, brought about by the recent Black Lives Matter protests against systemic racism and inequality call attention to a growing need for classroom conversations about literature and social justice. Teaching poetry by Gwendolyn Brooks and T. S.