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Dr. Annette Debo

Annette Debo


College of Arts and Sciences


Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.3976
Office: 307 Coulter Building
Pronouns: she/her/hers


Annette Debo is currently at work on <i>Writing the Past: The Historical Poem in Contemporary African American Poetry</i>, a book which focuses on the current outpouring of historical poetry by poets born after 1960. Her monograph <i>The American H.D.</i> was published by the University of Iowa Press in 2012; her edition of H.D.'s <i>Within the Walls and What Do I Love?</i>—with an extensive biographical and historical introduction—was published by the University Press of Florida in 2014; she is the co-editor of the MLA volume <i>Approaches to Teaching H.D.'s Poetry and Prose</i> (2011); she is past co-chair of the H.D. International Society; and she has held the H.D. Fellowship at Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Her articles have appeared in <i>Modernism/modernity, African American Review, Callaloo, Paideuma, South Atlantic Review, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, CLA Journal</i>, and <i>College Literature</i>.


  • Ph D, University of Maryland-College Park
  • MA, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • BS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Teaching Interests

She teaches classes in African American literature, modernism, and American literature, and in 2014 she was awarded the Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Research Interests

Her research interests are in cultural studies and the intersection between literature and history in the fields of African American and 20th/21st-century literature.

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