Department of English Department of English College of Arts and Sciences
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Ladrica Menson-Furr

Associate Professor
Director of African and African American Studies

Phone: (901) 678-5455Ladrica Menson Furr
Office: Patterson 419


BA, 1993, Spelman College    
MA, 1995, Louisiana State University
PhD, 2002, Louisiana State University

Academic Summary

Ladrica Menson-Furr researches contemporary African American dramatic literature and fiction.  She is particularly interested in the works of August Wilson, Pearl Cleage, Zora Neale Hurston, and Colson Whitehead.  She is currently working on two projects focusing on August Wilson.

Selected Publications

  • "The Blues, Psychosis, and the Black Arts Movement in Bourbon at the Border." Pearl Cleage and Free Womanhood: Essays on Her Prose Works. Eds. Tikenya Foster-Singletary and Aisha Francis. North Carolina: McFarland & Co., 2012.
  • August Wilson's Fences. UK: Continuum, 2008.

  • "African American Cycle Dramatists, Dramas, and the Voice of Inclusion." Interrogating America through Theatre and Performance. Eds. William Demastes and Ira S. Fischer. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Press, 2007.


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