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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 2021
Course Number Course Title
ENG 108 First-Year Composition
ENG 354 Af/Am Lit: Harlem Renais-Pres
Spring 2021
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 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

Service

 

University, College, and Department Service:

2019 Committee Member, Social Committee, Department of English, Arizona State University

2018 Committee Member, Homecoming Committee, Department of English, Arizona State University.

2018 February, Reader, Friends of English Scholarship Committee (with Aaron Baker), Department of English, Arizona State University.

2016 Spring, Course Mentor to Graduate Student Mona Melendez, Department of English, Rhetoric and Composition, Arizona State University.

2016-2017 Committee Member, CARE Committee, Department of English, Arizona State University.

2016-2011 Member, Registration, “Arizona State University Composition Conference,” Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

2014 Volunteer, The 13th Annual Symposium on Second Language Writing (SSLW), Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ, November 13-15 2014. 

2009-2010 Committee Member, Scott Soutullo First Generation African American Literature Scholarship Committee, Department of English, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

2009 Faculty Advisor, Nzinga Sisterhood Circle at ASU, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2007-2009 Committee Member, Graduate Awards Committee, Department of English, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

2007 Volunteer, American Association of University Women (AAUW) National Convention. Phoenix, AZ, June 29, 2007.

2006-2007 Committee Member, Planning Committee, “PUSHing Boundaries, PUSHing Art: A Symposium on the Works of Sapphire.”  Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, February 28, 2007.

2006-2007 Committee Member, Devil’s Print, Writing Programs, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

2006-2007 Committee Member, Service Learning Composition Course Support Committee, Writing Programs, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

2004 Panel Chair.  Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference.  “Big Rhetorics, Big Literacies: The Discourse of Power.”  Arizona State University, Tempe,  AZ, October 22-23, 2004. 

2004 Conference Volunteer, Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference.  “Big Rhetorics, Big Literacies: The Discourse of Power.”  Arizona State University, Tempe,  AZ, October 22-23, 2004. 

2004-Present Faculty Advisor, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

2003 Conference Volunteer, The ASU Women of Color Conference.  Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, February 2003.

2002-2005 Faculty Advisor, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. 

2001 Abstract Reader, Southwest Graduate Literature Symposium.  Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. 

2001-2002 Representative, Graduate Scholars of English Association (GSEA) for the Department of English Affirmative Action Committee, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

2001 Panel Chair, The Annual Meeting of the Western Society for Eighteenth-Century

Studies Conference.  Panel: “Samuel Johnson and the Life of Learning.”  Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, February 17, 2001.

            2001 Member, Program Committee, The Annual Meeting of the Western Society for

            Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference.  Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ,  

February 16-18, 2001.

1999-2001 Member, Search Committee for African Americanist of African American Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.  Fall 2000-Spring 2001.  Served on committee in hiring Angelita Reyes who serves as Professor in African and African American Studies Program and Department of English.  

Profession Service:

2016-Present Committee Member, Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership, Daphne Anderson, Chair Dr. Andrew Babyak. Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ.