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Joseph McLaren

Professor Emeritus of English


PHD, 1980, Brown Univ; AM, 1977, Brown Univ; MA, 1974, CUNY City Coll; BA, 1970, CUNY Queens Coll


Joseph McLaren specializes in African, Caribbean, and African American literature, and his teaching and research interests also incorporate African Diaspora Studies. His publications include articles on jazz musicians and various literary and cultural subjects. Author of Langston Hughes: Folk Dramatist in the Protest Tradition, 1921 1943 (1997), he co edited Pan Africanism Updated (1999), African Visions (2000) and edited two volumes of The Collected Works of Langston Hughes: The Big Sea (2002) and I Wonder As I Wander (2002). He co authored the autobiography of legendary Philadelphia-born jazz saxophonist Jimmy Heath, I Walked with Giants: The Autobiography of Jimmy Heath, Temple University Press (2010).

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