J. Martin Favor

Associate Professor of English

My primary interests are in 20th-century African American and American fiction, cultural studies, and theorizing identity. I am currently working on two projects: a travel narrative about sites associated with the transatlantic slave trade and how they have become tourist attractions, and a project on African American post-modernisms.

009 Sanborn
HB 6032
African and African American Studies
B.A. Carleton College
Ph.D. University of Michigan

Selected Publications

“George Schuyler and Wallace Thurman: Two Satirists of the Harlem Renaissance,” in The Cambridge Companion to the Harlem Renaissance , G. Hutchinson (ed.), (2006).

“Preserving Our Strengths,” BET.com, (February 2002).

“’What’s a Million Dollars to Michael Jackson?’: Authentic Culture and Commercial Tourism,” Souls: A Journal of Black Politics, culture, and Society , 3.2 (April 2001).

Authentic Blackness: The Folk in the New Negro Renaissance , (1999).

Inventions of Africa: A Selective Bibliography , (1992).

Works in Progress

“‘Is It Coz I’s Black?’: Da Ali G Show and Postmodern Minstrelsy;” Doors of Return: The Sites of Slavery as Tourist Attraction ; What Price Culture? African American and American Life and Literature in/as a System of Commodities