Department of English

Marlon Moore

Assistant ProfessorMarlon Moore

Morton Hall 153


Ph.D., University of Florida
M.A., University of Florida
B.A., University of North Florida

Academic Interests

Professor Moore's research is best described as African American LGBTQ studies with emphases in southern culture, spirituality, and 20th-century writers. She is interested in working individually with students on topics such as women writers, representations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or queer subjectivity in fiction and popular media, the Black South, and African American spirituality.

Courses Taught

ENG 110: Introduction to Literature
ENG 230: Women in Literature
ENG 232: African American Literature
ENG 290: Special Topics: African American Drama
ENG 353: Southern American Literature
ENG 357: African American Literary Tradition to 1945
ENG 358: African American Literary Tradition Since 1945
ENG 373: Women's Literary Traditions
ENG 390: Special Topics: LGBT Fiction Since 1980
ENG 572: African American Literary Theory

Major Publications

  • In the Life and In the Spirit: Homoerotic Spirituality in African American Literature (SUNY, 2014).

  • Her work has or will soon appear in African American Review, Gender Forum, Black Camera and various essay collections, including Sexuality, Religion and the Sacred (Routledge, 2012) and Critical Insights (Salem, 2014).

  • "Black Church, Black Patriarchy and a 'Brilliant Queer': Competing Masculinities in Langston Hughes' "Blessed Assurance." African American Review 42.3-4 (Fall/Winter 2008): 1-10.

  • "God is (a) Pussy": The Pleasure Principle and Homo-Spirituality in Shug's Blueswoman Theology." Kheven LaGrone, Ed. Dialogue 5: Alice Walker's The Color Purple. Rodopi Press, 2009: 77-91.