CELIA (Collaborative Education, Leadership, and Innovation in the Arts)

Sharon Lynette Jones

Professor of English Language and Literatures
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Sharon Lynette Jones is a professor in the Department of English Language and Literatures at Wright State University. She earned a BA and an MA from Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina, and a PhD from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. Many of her publications have focused on African-American literature.  Jones is the author of the following books: Rereading the Harlem Renaissance: Race, Class, and Gender in the Fiction of Jessie Fauset, Zora Neale Hurston, and Dorothy West  (Greenwood Press) and  Critical Companion to Zora Neale Huston: A Literary Reference to Her Life and Work (Facts on File).  She also edited Critical Insights: Zora Neale Hurston (Salem Press), a book which includes essays analyzing Zora Neale Hurston’s contributions to literary studies. Jones was a co-editor for The Prentice Hall Anthology of African American Literature (Prentice Hall), a book that includes texts by African-American authors from the 18th century through the 20th century. 


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