Research

Women's Literary History in America

Eve Raimon, Professor of English and a member of the USM Women and Gender Studies Program has published articles on topics ranging from higher education curriculum reform rhetoric to the interdisciplinary challenges of team-teaching "What is Race?"

The most extensive scholarship she has done is in the area of the intersection of American and African American women's literary history.  In 2004, she published the well-reviewed monograph The 'Tragic Mulatta' Revisited: Race and Nationalism in Nineteenth Century Antislavery Fiction (Rutgers University Press).  In 2007, she co-edited the collection Harriet Wilson's New England: Race, Writing, & Region, with a forward by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 

Her current book project is tentatively titled: Beyond the Black Heritage Trail: Race, Place, and Public Memory in New England.  In this work, Raimon, together with her collaborator from The College of New Jersey, Cassandra Jackson, plan to investigate ways in which different kinds of public history projects both celebrate black history and mask the history of exclusion and segregation of African Americans in New England in favor of celebratory narratives.  She is also co-authoring the essay “James Baldwin Abroad: Writing and Directing Race and Sexuality in Turkey” for an upcoming issue of The African American Review.

Research Mission

To support research, scholarship and creative activity to: promote knowledge, discovery and practical application to advance Maine's economy, communities and the quality of life for Maine citizens; to strengthen classroom education and transform the lives of students through real world learning opportunities; and to support faculty and staff commitment to excellence in scholarly accomplishments regionally, nationally and internationally.