Konstantina Karageorgos


Assistant Professor

Office Hours - (Spring 2018):
TTh 12pm
W 2-3pm

Courses: (Spring 2018):
ALIT 286 - African-American Women Writers
WLIT 270 - Postcolonial Lit: Africa

Fitzelle 361

Konstantina M. Karageorgos received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Karageorgos's research interests include the post-45 African American novel, Africana avant-gardes, black internationalism, and aesthetics and narrative forms within the black radical tradition. Through a re-examination of philosophical theories of modernity/coloniality, her work analyzes literary forms of commitment that disrupt prevailing epistemological, aesthetic, and historical narratives on post-1945 black writing. Her book in progress, Beyond the Blueprint: Decolonization, the Cold War, and the Making of an African American Avant-Garde argues that African American radical writers living in the U.S., Europe, North and West Africa used the novel form to articulate new formal and political possibilities for black internationalism. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Mediations, South Atlantic Quarterly, and Against the Current, as well as the edited volume Lineages of the Literary Left. In addition to her scholarly monograph, she is at work on a crossover project that analyzes post-Ferguson reconstructions of mid-twentieth century African American literary and visual art in various media outlets including The New York Times, The Root, The New Republic, and The Atlantic.