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About Daylanne English

English has teaching and research interests in the areas of African American literature, the Harlem Renaissance, American modernism, Anglophone Caribbean literature, as well as working-class studies and race and film studies. Her book, Unnatural Selections: Eugenics in American Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance, was published in May 2004. She was also awarded the The Norman Foerster Prize in 2000 for the best essay published annually in American Literature by the American Literature Section of the Modern Language Association.
EDUCATION: B.A., Oberlin College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia
English has been teaching at Macalester since 2003.


Present Professor and Chair, English, Macalester College

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Honors and Awards

  • Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2004 by the American Library Association (for Unnatural Selections)
  • University System of Maryland Women's Forum Faculty Research Award, 2001
  • MLA's Foerster Prize, 2000
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Dissertation Grant, 1995-1996

Contact Information

Macalester College
Old Main 201
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55105
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Journal Articles (7)

Books (2)

Contributions to Books (3)

Book Reviews (2)

Presentations (8)

Other (1)