English Faculty — Tracie Church Guzzio

Associate Professor

Education

  • Ph.D., Ohio University (1999)
  • M.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • B.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas
 

Teaching Areas

  • African American and ethnic literature
  • Writing by women
  • Literary theory
  • Rhetoric and composition

Research Area

  • African American literature

Recent Publications

  • All Stories Are True: History, Myth and Trauma in the Work of John Edgar Wideman. Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, 2011
  • “Hearts of Darkness: Race and Romance in Jane Campion’s The Piano” in Reel Rebels. Edited by Oscar de Los Santos. NY: Fine Tooth Press, 2008. 51-62.
  • “Percival Everett” in American Writers. Ed. Jay Parini. Farmington Hills, MI.: Gale/Scribners, 2008.
  • Associate editor (along with Loretta Woodward and Mel Donalson). The Twentieth-Century Encyclopedia of African American Literature. Ed. Wilfred Samuels. New York, NY: Facts on File. 2007 (Multiple entries: including “August Wilson,” “Ralph Ellison,” “Harriet Jacobs,” “Ernest Gaines;” Angelina Weld Grimke;” “George Wolfe,” “Flight to Canada,” “Ishmael Reed,” “Jean Toomer,” “Charles Chesnutt,” “Albert French,” “Brothers and Keepers,” and numerous others).
  • “All My Father’s Texts:” John Edgar Wideman’s Historical Vision in Philadelphia Fire, The Cattle Killing, and Fatheralong.” In Critical Essays on John Edgar Wideman. Ed. Bonnie Tusmith and Keith Byerman. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press; 2006. 175-191.
  • “Courtside: Race and Basketball in the Work of John Edgar Wideman.” In In the Game: Race, Identity, and Sports in the Twentieth Century. Ed. Amy Bass. New York: Palgrave/ Macmillan, 2005. 221-237.
  • “Ngugi wa Thiongo” in World Writers, Ed. Jay Parini; Farmington, MI: Charles Scribner’s and Sons; 2004 
  • “Ralph Ellison” in American Writers, Ed. Jay Parini; Charles Scribner’s and Sons; 2002
  • “Ishmael Reed” in American Writers, Ed. Jay Parini; Charles Scribner’s and Sons; 2001
  • “Jean Toomer” in American Writers, Ed. Jay Parini; Charles Scribner’s and Sons; 2001

Awards

Contact Tracie Church Guzzio

Phone: (518) 564-2415
E-mail: guzziotc@plattsburgh.edu