Graduate Directory

Wayne Spencer Coffey

TitleGraduate Student
DivisionHumanities Division
DepartmentHistory of Consciousness Department,
History of Art/Visual Culture
OfficeHumanities 1, rm 415
Office HoursFall 2012: Monday 9:30-10:30 AM, Tuesday 2-3 PM
Campus Mail StopHistory Of Consciousness

Research Interests

Black literature and cultural studies, Visual culture (film, television, photography), Critical theory and literary criticism

Biography, Education and Training

BA, American University (Literature)

MA, Texas State University-San Marcos (English Literature)

I am interested in how “realism” is deployed across a range of media and genres: specifically the African-American novel, documentary photography, and the police procedural. My graduate work in English literature culminated in a thesis that compared “conventional” novels written by Toni Morrison and Ralph Ellison to the “novelistic” television show The Wire.