Annette Debo

English Department
Professor, Graduate Program Director


Phone: 828-227-3934
Office Address: Coulter 424


  • Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park

Teaching and Research:

Annette Debo teaches classes in modernism, African American literature, and literary theory, and in 2014 she was awarded the Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching, the highest award for teaching in the UNC system, given yearly to one recipient from each of the seventeen UNC campuses. Her monograph The American H.D. was published by the University of Iowa Press in 2012; her edition of H.D.'s Within the Walls and What Do I Love?—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 Approaches to Teaching H.D.'s Poetry and Prose (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 African American Review, Callaloo, Paideuma, South Atlantic Review, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, CLA Journal, and College Literature. She is currently at work on the monograph The Necessary Past: The Historical Poem in Contemporary African American Poetry.

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