Department of English

Eve Raimon

Professor of English
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Office Location

311B Luther Bonney Hall, Portland

Faculty Office Hours Fall 2017

M 4:00-5:00 pm, T 1:00-2:00 pm & by appointment



Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., English and American Literature, Brandeis University, 1995
  • M.A., English, University of Vermont, 1988
  • B.A., Comparative Literature, Cornell University, 1980


Eve Allegra Raimon is Professor of English and Women and Gender Studies at the
University of Southern Maine. A Ph.D. from Brandeis University, she teaches nineteenth
century African American and American literature and culture, race and ethnic studies,
media studies, and non-fiction writing. She is co-editor of the collection Harriet Wilson's
New England: Race, Writing, & Region, with a forward by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (University
Press of New England, 2007) and author of The "Tragic Mulatta" Revisited: Race and
Nationalism in Nineteenth Century Antislavery Fiction (Rutgers University Press, 2004).
Raimon’s most recent publications include “Brutality and Brotherhood: James Baldwin and
Prison Sexuality,” in a special issue on Baldwin in The African American Review. She was
awarded a faculty senate research grant for 2013-2014 to work on her current book
project, Beyond the Black Heritage Trail: Race, Place, and Public Memory in New
England. She is past president of the New England American Studies Association chapter.

Research Interests

American and African American literary history, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Journalism, and Rhetoric