Department of English, College of LAS, University of Illinois


Alice A Deck

Emeritus Professor of English

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Selected Publications

Book Contributions

  • "Postcolonial Embodiment in Toni Morrison's Tar Baby." The Fiction of Toni Morrison: Reading and Writing on Race, Culture, and Identity. Ed. Jami L. Carlacio. Urbana: National Council of Teachers of English, 2007. 67-76.
  • ""The Mammy/Aunt Jemima as an American Icon: Toni Morrison Responds." US Icons and Iconicity. Ed. Walter Holbling and Klaus Rieser. Berlin: LIT Verlag, 2006. 155-166.
  • "Now Then--Who Said Biscuits? The Black Woman Cook as Fetish in American Advertising, 1903-1953." Kitchen Culture in America: Popular Representations of Food, Gender, and Race. Ed. Sherrie A. Inness. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania Press, 2001. 69-93.

Journal Articles

  • ""Autoethnography: Zora Neale Hurston, Noni Jabavu and Cross-Disciplinary Discourse." Black American Literature Forum 24.2 (1990): 237-256.
  • ""Whose Book Is This? Authorial versus Editorial Control in Harriet Brent Jacobs' Incident in the Life of a Slave Girl: Written by Herself"." Women's Studies International Forum 10.1 (1987): 33-40.
  • ""Langston Hughes and the African Diaspora"." The Langston Hughes Review 5.1 (1986):
  • ""Depictions of the Elderly Black in American Literature"." Explorations in Ethnic Studies 8.2 (1985): 15-27.
  • ""African Literature in Western Languages: Types of Translation"." Council on National Literatures: Quarterly World Report 5.1 & 2 (1982): 15-27.
  • ""The Langston Hughes Society: Its InAugural Year"." The Langston Hughes Review 1.2 (1982): 27-28.

Encyclopedia Entries

  • "Bambara, Toni Cade." Black Women In America: An Historical Encyclopedia. Firstth ed. New York: Carlson Publishing, Inc., 1993.
  • "Bambara, Toni Cade." Black Women in America. Secondth ed. New York: Oxford U Press, 2005.
  • "Toni Cade Bambara." Dictionary of Literary Biography. vol. 38th ed. Detroit: Gale Research Company, 1985.
  • ""African Women's Autobiography," "Anne Moody," "Harriet Jacobs,"and "Ida B. Wells"." Encyclopedia of Women's Autobiography. Greenwood Press, 2005.
  • ""Pan Africanism"." Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States. Oxford: Oxford U Press, 1995.
  • ""Zora Neale Hurston", and "Mamie Williams"." Notable Black American Women. Deroit: Gale Research Inc., 1992.
  • ""Madgett, Naomi Long"." Black Women In America: An Historical Encyclopedia. vol 2th ed. Bloomington: Indiana U Press, 1994.