Anthony Stewart

Anthony Stewart

Associate Dean of Faculty - COAS
Affiliated Faculty in Critical Black Studies; Specialization: 20th- and 21st-century African American literature and culture
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About Anthony Stewart

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Queen's University

Teaching and Scholarly Interests

  • Twentieth-Century African American literature and culture
  • Percival Everett

Current Projects and Research Interests

  • Dr. Stewart’s most recent book is Approximate Gestures: Infinite Spaces in the Fiction of Percival Everett, which examines how the body of Everett's fiction may be read as a heuristic device that critiques how we rely on categories as part of our reading, the implications in doing this, and how our critical and everyday lived practices may be changed if we think more consciously about these reliances. He is now working on his next project, tentatively titled Creating Our Own Internal Weather Through Literature, which examines how Americans construct competing notions of home, through the fiction of a number of African American and African-descended writers.

Selected Publications

Approximate Gestures: Infinite Spaces in the Fiction of Percival Everett (LSUP, 2020)

Visitor: My Life in Canada (Fernwood, 2014)

"'Do you mind if we make Craig Suder white?': From Stereotype to Cosmopolitan to Grotesque in Percival Everett's Suder." Perspectives on Percival Everett. Margaret Walker Alexander Series in African American Studies. Ed. Keith Mitchell and Robin Vander. (Jackson: U of Mississippi P 2013),

"Giving the People What They Want: The African American Exception as Racial Cliché in Percival Everett's Erasure." American Exceptionalisms: From Winthrop to Winfrey. Ed. Sylvia Söderlind and James Taylor Carson. (SUNY Press, 2011),

You Must Be a Basketball Player: Rethinking Integration in the University (Fernwood, 2009)

George Orwell, Doubleness, and the Value of Decency (Routledge, 2003)

Further Information

Contact Details


Marts Hall, Room 119