Josh Weinhold | May 11, 2015
Jarvis C. McInnis, a scholar whose research blends African American and African diaspora literature with music and visual culture, will join Notre Dame’s Department of English as an assistant professor in fall 2016.
In studying what he has deemed the “global black South,” McInnis examines the looming sociopolitical and cultural presence of the plantation in the U.S. South and the Caribbean in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
“A subtle and persuasive reader of texts, Jarvis McInnis brings literary works into conversation with the visual arts and music in revealing ways,” said Stephen M. Fallon, the Rev. John J. Cavanaugh, C.S.C., Professor of the Humanities and chair of the department. “From what we observed during his visit this winter, we expect him to be a dynamic and engaging teacher.”