Herman Beavers
Graduate and Undergraduate Chair, Department of Africana Studies
3401 Walnut Street 326 A
215 898-4965

office hours:

Tuesday, 1:30-4:30, Thursday by appointment/Spring 2014

Herman Beavers has taught at Penn since 1989.  Professor Beavers has a joint appointment in the Department of Africana Studies and teaches courses in African American and American literature, including courses on Southern Modernism, 20th Century African American Poetry, as well as  "Trading Fours:  The Literatures of Jazz," which is a requisite course in the Jazz and Popular Music minor.  He also teaches a section of the introductory poetry workshop in the Creative Writing Program.  During the 2009-10 academic year, he was a Visiting Fellow at the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University.  His most recent poems have appeared in MELUS, The Langston Hughes Colloquy, and Versadelphia.  He has recently published essays on  August Wilson, Charles Johnson, Ralph Ellison, and Toni Morrison.   He also serves as an advisory editor at African American Review, Modern Fiction Studies, and The Journal of Modern Literature.   

last updated 2014/01/06

Courses Taught

Fall 2014

Spring 2014

English
113.401

Fall 2013

Summer 2013

Spring 2013

Fall 2012

Spring 2012

English
570.401

Fall 2011

English
113.401

Spring 2011

English
080.401
English
570.401

Fall 2010

Spring 2009

English
113.401

Fall 2008

English
081.401

Spring 2008

English
600.401

Fall 2007

Spring 2007

English
113.401

Spring 2006

Fall 2005

Spring 2005

English
080.401

Fall 2004

English
113.301

Fall 2003

English
081.401
English
113.302
English
199.305

Spring 2003

Fall 2002

Spring 2001

Fall 2000

English
103.401
English
570.401

Spring 2000

English
288.401

Fall 1999

English
081.401
English
770.401

Spring 1999

Fall 1998

English
016.302

Spring 1997

English
569.401

Fall 1996

English
089.401

Spring 1996

Fall 1995

Spring 1995

Fall 1994

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