Reference Material on Randall Kenan

Betts, Doris: “Randall Garrett Kenan: Myth and Reality in Tims Creek.” Southern Writers at Century’s End. Ed. Jeffrey J. Folks and James A. Perkins. University Press of Kentucky, 1997. 9-20.

Harris, Trudier: “Transformations of the Land in Randall Kenan’s ‘The Foundations of the Earth.’” South of Tradition: Essays on African American Literature. University of Georgia Press, 2002. 160-74.

Harris, Trudier: “Southern Voices, Southern Tales: Randall Kenan’s ‘Clarence and the Dead.’” The Power of the Porch: The Storyteller’s Craft in Zora Neale Hurston, Gloria Naylor, and Randall Kenan. University of Georgia Press, 1996. 105-36.

Holland, Sharon Patricia: “(Pro)Creating Imaginative Spaces and Other Queer Acts: Randall Kenan’s A Visitation of Spirits and Its Revival of James Baldwin’s Absent Black Gay Man in Giovanni’s Room.” Raising the Dead: Readings of Death and (Black) Subjectivity. Duke University Press, 2000. 103-23.

Hovis, George: “‘I Contain Multitudes’: Randall Kenan’s Walking on Water as Collective Autobiography.” Southern Literary Journal, 36.2 (Spring 2004): 100-25.

Hovis, George: “Randall Kenan: The Black Yeomen.” Vale of Humility: Plain Folk in Contemporary North Carolina Fiction. University of South Carolina Press, 2007. 226-69.

McRuer, Robert: “A Visitation of Difference: Randall Kenan and Black Queer Theory.” Critical Essays: Gay and Lesbian Writers of Color. Ed. Emmanuel S. Nelson. Routledge, 1993. 221-32.

Smith McKoy, Sheila: “Rescuing the Black Homosexual Lambs: Randall Kenan and the Reconstruction of Southern Gay Masculinity. Contemporary Black Men’s Fiction and Drama. Ed. Keith Clark. University of Illinois Press, 2001. 15-36.