Department of English Language and Literature

Kimberly Mack

Kimberly Mack Assistant Professor, Honors Advisor
FH 1630
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Kimberly Mack (PhD UCLA) is an Assistant Professor and specializes in African American literature and culture, twentieth- and twenty-first century ethnic American literature, autobiographical narratives, and American popular music. Her book, Fictional Blues: Narrative Self-Invention from Bessie Smith to Jack White, is forthcoming from the University of Massachusetts Press in December 2020, and it explores autobiographical fictions in contemporary American blues literature and popular music. She is also the author of “She’s A Country Girl All Right: Rhiannon Giddens’ Powerful Reclamation of Country Culture” (Uncharted Country: New Voices and Perspectives in Country Music Studies, eds. Nadine Hubbs and Francesca Royster, special issue of Journal of Popular Music Studies, 2020); “‘There’s No Home for You Here’: Jack White and the Unsolvable Problem of Blues Authenticity” (Musical Autobiographies, eds. Martin Butler and Daniel Stein, special issue of Popular Music and Society, 2015); and articles and reviews in various international and national music publications. Dr. Mack teaches courses on the undergraduate and graduate levels on African American literature and culture, as well as other courses for majors and non-majors, including Writing About Literature; Contemporary Literary Theories and Criticism; and Literature of Postcolonial, Diasporic, and Nonwhite Communities.

Last Updated: 10/22/20