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Dr. Emmanuel Harris II



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Associate Professor of Spanish

Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis
Foreign Languages and Literatures 255 Morton Hall
(910) 962-3341
Office hours:
Fall 2010: Tues.3:30-4:30 pm, Wed. 10-11am, Thurs. 8-9:00 am
and by appointment

E Pic Beach


My teaching, research, and writing are animated by commitments to  color between the lines, not in an effort to separate or differentiate but rather to help better recognize the interconnectedness of our experiences.  Novels and short stories are often means to celebrate and reinforce our histories and consequently our identities.  When fiction is scrutinized, analyzed, and critiqued such as I have done in projects related to selected works of contemporary Caribbean fiction by Rosario Ferré, Ana Lydia Vega, Gabriel García Márquez, and Manuel Zapata Olivella, we benefit from the realization that while the world is made of different cultures, ethnicities and heritages, we can all learn from and grow with one another.




“Me he detenido junto al camino, para decirle a mi raza…para decirle a mi pueblo que sólo siendo mejor logrará la igualdad a que tanto aspira.  El que trabaja, sea mejor.  El que estudia, entréguese de lleno.  Y sobre todo, hijo, ame…ame mucho.”

Quince Duncan "Dos caminos"


“I stopped here by the roadside, to tell my race…to tell my peoples that only by bein’ better will they get the equality they want so badly.  Whoever work, let him be the best.  Whoever study, let him devote hisself entirely to it.  And, above all, my son, love, love a lot.”

Quince Duncan "Two Roads"



rain on the porch picture