Noelle Morrissette

Contact Information

Office: MHRA 3135
Office Phone: 336-334-5311
At UNCG Since: 2007


Ph.D. Yale University-2002
M.Phil. Yale University-1997
M.A. Yale University-1995
B.A. University of Massachusetts at Amherst-1992

Research Interests

Dr. Morrissette’s interests include African American literature and culture, Black popular culture, American visual arts, history and memory, gender and sexuality, biography, autobiography, history of the book, African literatures, Caribbean literatures, and children’s literature.

Selected Publications

  • Co-editor with Richard Juang. Encyclopedia of Africa and the Americas:History, Culture and Politics. 3 vols. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 2008.
  • Co-author with Richard Juang. “Africa and the Americas: Methods and Methodology.” Encyclopedia of Africa and the Americas: History,Culture and Politics. Eds. Richard Juang and Noelle Morrissette. 3 vols. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 2008.
  • “African American Literature in a Transatlantic Context”; African Decolonization”; “James Weldon Johnson”; “Lost Boys of Sudan.”Encyclopedia of Africa and the Americas: History, Culture and Politics. Eds.      Richard Juang and Noelle Morrissette. 3 vols. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 2008.
  • Introduction. The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man and Other Writings, by James Weldon Johnson. New York: Fine Creative Media, 2007.
  • “Both the Law and Its Transgression: Toni Morrison’s Paradise and ‘Post’- Black Feminism.” Cultural Sites of Critical Insight: Philosophy, Aesthetics, and African American and Native American Women’s Writings. Ed. Angela Cotton and Christa Davis Acampora. New York: SUNY Albany Press, 2007.
  • “‘Past Performances of the Negro’”: James Weldon Johnson’s Black Manhattan.”Obsidian III: Black Literature in Review5.2 (2004): 151-168.

Awards and Honors

  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin, 2009-10.
  • Donald C. Gallup Fellowship in American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, 2009-10.
  • Regular Faculty Grant, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2009-10.
  • Marc C. Friedlaender Award, 2008-09.
  • John F. Enders Research Grant, Summer 2000.
  • Yale University Dissertation Fellowship, 1999-2000.
  • Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscript Library Summer Research Fellowship, 1999.
  • Andrew W. Mellon Pre-Dissertation Fellowship, 1997.
  • Yale University Departmental Grant, African American Studies/ English, French Study in Quebec, 1996.
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS), Swahili Study in Tanzania, 1995.


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