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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 the author of <i>The Necessary </i><i>Past: Revising History in Contemporary African American Poetry</i>, published by Northwestern University Press in April 2024. This monograph focuses on the current outpouring of historical poetry by the generation of 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>, <i>College Literature, </i>and elsewhere.


  • 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 she has been awarded the Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Research Interests

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

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