Brandon Manning

Assistant Professor
Reed 317C | 817-257-6258


Ph.D., English, Ohio State University, 2014
Master, English, Ohio State University, 2010
B.A., English, Jackson State University, 2007

Courses Taught

Survey of African American Literature
Introduction to Fiction

Areas of Focus

African American (Black) Literature and Culture
Gender and Sexuality Studies
Popular Culture Studies
Satire and Humor Studies

“Adam Mansbach’s Post-Racial Imaginary in Angry Black White Boy” in Neo-Passing: Performing Identity After Jim Crow eds. Mollie Godfrey and Vershawn Young. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2018. 84-95.

“And You Know This Man!”: Love, Humor, and Masculinity in Friday” Black Camera: An
International Film Journal 8.2 (2017): 243-254.

“Laughing to Keep from Crying: Dave Chappelle’s Self-Exploration with ‘The Nigger Pixie’” in

The Psychic Hold of Slavery: Legacies in American Expressive Culture eds. Soyica Colbert,
Robert Patterson, and Aida Levy-Hussen. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2016.

“I Felt Like I Was Part of the Troop:’ Satire, Feminist Narratology, and Community” in Post-Soul Satire: Black Identity after Civil Rights. eds. Derek Maus and Jim Donahue. Jackson, MS: UP of Mississippi, 2014. 125-136.

Masculine Expression in Contemporary Satire” Keynote

Address, En/Counter Narratives: A Critical Ethnic Studies Symposium, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, March 2017.

“It’s Got to Be Better In Phoenix”: New Frontiers for Black Women and Singleness in the U.S. West. Single Lives: 200 Years of Independent Women in Literature and Popular Culture. Dublin, Ireland. October 2017

“Begging Me to Hit Him Harder”: Black Masculine Pain and Pleasure in Paul Beatty’s The

Sellout.” NWSA: National Women’s Studies Association. Montreal, Quebec. November 2016.

“‘Yeah, but You Raped Women’: Hannibal Buress’s Post-Civil Rights Comedic Critique of Bill
Cosby.” MLA: Modern Language Association. Austin, Texas. January 2016.

“Trigger Warnings.” (Roundtable) MLA: Modern Language Association. Austin, Texas. January 2016.

  • Woodrow Wilson Foundation Career Enhancement Fellowship, 2017-2018 Mellon-Summer Institute on Tenure and Professional Advancement (SITPA) Fellowship, Duke University, 2015-2017
  • Futures of American Studies Institute, Dartmouth, June 2013.
  • NEH Summer Institute, Pennsylvania State University, June 2012.
  • American Comparative Literature Association
  • American Studies Association
  • College Language Association
  • Modern Language Association
  • National Women’s Studies Association
  • Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States