Lynette Myles

Ross-Blakley Hall 328
PO Box 871401
TEMPE
Lecturer
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1401

Biography

Lynette Myles received her master's and doctorate in English from Arizona State University specializing in African American Literature. During her graduate studies, she was awarded the Division of Graduate Studies Dissertation Fellowship at Arizona State University for scholarly promise and outstanding dissertation research. Her research interests are interdisciplinary: 19th- and 20th-Century African American Llterature; slave narratives; African American women’s writing and feminist practice; discourse and representations of race, gender, class in American culture, sexuality, spatial studies, rhetoric and composition, liberation pedagogy, and literacy.

Myles is co-editor with Elizabeth McNeil, Neal A. Lester, and DoVeanna Fulton of "PUSHing Boundaries, PUSHing Art: Considering Sapphire's Works for Scholarship and Pedagogy" (released December 2012), which offers a range of critical perspectives and theoretical approaches to studying and teaching Sapphire’s work.

Myles’ book "Female Subjectivity in African American Women's Narratives of Enslavement: Beyond Borders" (2009) examines five female narratives that look at Black women’s experiences from spatial and transformative perspectives. Myles publishing also includes "Locating Safe Sites for Transformation in Sapphire's 'PUSH,'" "At the Crossroads of Black Female Autonomy, Or Digression as Resistance in Quicksand and The Street" (2005), and "AFH 394: (Un)Ruly Voices of African American Women: Engendering and Reclaiming Black Female Realities at Arizona State University" (2006). She is also co-author of "Going After Something Else" with Elizabeth McNeil, Neal A. Lester, and DoVeanna Fulton (2014).

Myles' teaching includes African American literature, Black women's writings, and first-year writing composition. Myles major goals in teaching writing composition focus on teaching students effective writing skills and expanding their critical reading abilities. For her commitment to teaching excellence and mentoring, she was nominated for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's Distinguished Teaching Award at Arizona State University in 2008 and 2005.

Education

  • Ph.D. English (African American Literature), Arizona State University
  • M.A. English (African American Literature), Arizona State University
  • B.A. English; minor: African American Studies, Arizona State University

Research Interests

Teaching and Research Interests

Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century African American Literature; Slave Narratives; African American Womens Writing and Feminist Practice; Discourse and Representations of Race, Gender, Class in American Culture, Female Sexuality, Spatial Studies, Rhetoric and Composition, 

Courses

Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
ENG 107 First-Year Composition
ENG 200 Critical Reading & Writing/Lit
ENG 354 Af/Am Lit: Harlem Renais-Pres
Summer 2020
Course Number Course Title
ENG 354 Af/Am Lit: Harlem Renais-Pres
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
ENG 108 First-Year Composition
ENG 353 Af/Am Lit: Begin-Harlem Renais
ENG 354 Af/Am Lit: Harlem Renais-Pres
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
ENG 107 First-Year Composition
ENG 353 Af/Am Lit: Begin-Harlem Renais
ENG 354 Af/Am Lit: Harlem Renais-Pres
Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
ENG 354 Af/Am Lit: Harlem Renais-Pres
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
ENG 108 First-Year Composition
ENG 353 Af/Am Lit: Begin-Harlem Renais
ENG 354 Af/Am Lit: Harlem Renais-Pres
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
ENG 108 First-Year Composition
ENG 353 Af/Am Lit: Begin-Harlem Renais
ENG 354 Af/Am Lit: Harlem Renais-Pres
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
ENG 354 Af/Am Lit: Harlem Renais-Pres
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
ENG 108 First-Year Composition
ENG 353 Af/Am Lit: Begin-Harlem Renais
ENG 354 Af/Am Lit: Harlem Renais-Pres
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
AFR 353 Af/Am Lit: Begin-Harlem Renais
ENG 353 Af/Am Lit: Begin-Harlem Renais
ENG 354 Af/Am Lit: Harlem Renais-Pres
ENG 364 Women and Literature
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 354 Af/Am Lit: Harlem Renais-Pres
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 108 First-Year Composition
ENG 353 Af/Am Lit: Begin-Harlem Renais
ENG 354 Af/Am Lit: Harlem Renais-Pres
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
ENG 107 First-Year Composition
AFR 353 African Amer Lit:Harlem Renais
ENG 353 Af/Am Lit: Begin-Harlem Renais
ENG 364 Women and Literature
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
ENG 108 First-Year Composition
ENG 354 Af/Am Lit: Harlem Renais-Pres
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
ENG 107 First-Year Composition
ENG 108 First-Year Composition
ENG 353 Af/Am Lit: Begin-Harlem Renais
ENG 354 Af/Am Lit: Harlem Renais-Pres