Gay Wilentz Papers

1954-2010
University Archives #UA90-08
Creator(s)
Wilentz, Gay Alden, 1950-
Physical description
9.75 Cubic Feet
Preferred Citation
[Item description]. Gay Wilentz Papers.  UA90-08.  University Archives, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.
Repository
East Carolina University Archives
Access
The collection is open for research use.

Collection contains research notes, class organization, syllabi, readings, and drafts of publications and manuscripts related to the career of Professor Gay Wilentz. Topics include diaspora cultures, healing narratives, multicultural awareness, African and Caribbean literature, and gender roles and identity.


Biographical/historical information

Gay Wilentz's work in Sierra Leone while serving in the U.S. Peace Corps inspired her to earn a Ph.D. in African, African-American, and Caribbean Literature at the University of Texas in 1986. She taught at Bo Teachers College in Sierra Leone, Anson Technical College, The University of Texas at Austin, The University of Belize, The University of Nigeria, and East Carolina University. After joining ECU in 1988, she served as Associate Professor of English, Director of Ethnic Studies, Co-Coordinator of the Multicultural Literature Concentration in the Department of English, and as the faculty adviser for the minority publication "Expressions." She was involved in numerous external organizations including the Frank Porter Graham Demonstration Farm and Educational Center, Women in Development, and the North Carolina Women Writers Conference. She published two books, "Binding Cultures: Black Women Writers in Africa" and the "Diaspora and Healing Narratives: Women Writers Curing Cultural Disease" and many scholarly articles and edited numerous anthologies. She received many awards including East Carolina University's Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Activity. Wilentz passed away in 2004 from Adams-Oliver Syndrome.


Scope and arrangement

Collection contains research notes, class organization, syllabi, readings, and drafts of publications and manuscripts related to the career of Professor Gay Wilentz. Topics include diaspora cultures, healing narratives, multicultural awareness, African and Caribbean literature, and gender roles and identity.


Administrative information
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Related material

This collection is a part of Faculty Records.


Container list
Box 1 Folder 1-1 Personal Correspondence, 1972-2004
Box 1 Folder 1-2 Postcards, undated
Box 1 Folder 2-1 Conferences, 2004
Box 1 Folder 2-2 Conferences Attended, 1986-1992
Box 1 Folder 2-3 Conference Materials, 1990-1994
Box 1 Folder 2-4 Conference Materials, 1982-2003
Box 1 Folder 2-5 Creative Writing, 1973-1997
Box 1 Folder 2-6 ECU Related Material, 1983-2003
Box 1 Folder 2-7 Fullbright Application, 1982-1991
Box 1 Folder 2-8 Gulf War Speech, Between 1990 and 1991
Box 1 Folder 2-9 Intersections Conference, 1999, 1999
Box 1 Folder 2-10 Peace Corps, 1977-1983
Box 1 Folder 2-11 Personal Action Dossier, 1992-1998
Box 1 Folder 2-12 Personal Action Dossier, 1994
Box 1 Folder 2-13 Personal Action Dossier, 1992-1995
Box 1 Folder 2-14 Personal Action Dossier, 1990-1997
Box 1 Folder 2-15 Personal Action Dossier, 1994-1998
Box 1 Folder 2-16 Personal Action Dossier, 1993-1998
Box 1 Folder 2-17 Prejudice and Discrimination Talk, 1991
Box 1 Folder 2-18 Speaking Engagements, 1989-2000
Box 1 Folder 2-19 Teacher of the Year, 2000-2001
Box 1 Folder 2-20 Teaching Award, 1993-2004
Box 1 Folder 2-21 Teaching Award Portfolio, Between 2002 and 2003
Box 1 Folder 2-22 USIS: Trindad Trip, 1996-1997
Box 1 Folder 2-23 University of Alabama Conference, 1997-1999
Box 1 Folder 2-24 Wilentz Biography Material, 1990-1998
Box 2 Folder 3-1 American Cafe Photographs, 1997
Box 2 Folder 3-2 American Cafe Released, 1995-2000
Box 2 Folder 3-3 American Cafe Script Drafts, 1999
Box 2 Folder 3-4 Bridges and Barriers, 1992
Box 2 Folder 3-5 Diversity Conference, 2003-2004
Box 2 Folder 3-6 National Endowment for the Humanities/What Does America Mean to Me?, 1995-1999
Box 2 Folder 3-7 Paul Green Foundation, 1996-2001
Box 2 Folder 3-8 People Act, 1995-2002
Box 2 Folder 3-9 Scripts for "Saldremos de Pobres" and "The Freedom Station", undated
Box 2 Folder 4-1 Articles and Course Material, 1987-2005
Box 2 Folder 4-2 Articles of Interest, 1989-1997
Box 2 Folder 4-3 Bibliographies, 1983-2001
Box 2 Folder 4-4 Biographies and Course Materials, 1986-2003
Box 2 Folder 4-5 Black Lit Notebook, undated
Box 2 Folder 4-6 Course Syllabi, 1986-2004
Box 2 Folder 4-7 ENGL 5670-6660 Coursepack, Fall 1990
Box 2 Folder 4-8 ENGL 6390: World Literature Coursepack, Fall 1989
Box 2 Folder 4-9 HSEM 2011: World Literature Coursepack, Fall 1989
Box 2 Folder 4-10 Jewish Lit Notebook, Fall 1996
Box 2 Folder 4-11 Multicultural Awareness, 1991-2001
Box 3 Course Notebooks, 1982-2004
Box 9 Undated Course Notebooks, undated
Box 4 Folder 5-1 Aidoo: Our Sister's Journey, 1986-1988
Box 4 Folder 5-2 Aidoo: Politics of Exile, 1990-1994
Box 4 Folder 5-3 African Editor, 1997-1998
Box 4 Folder 5-4 African Drama, 1978-1986
Box 4 Folder 5-5 African Orature, undated
Box 4 Folder 5-6 Afrocentricism Essay, 1996-1997
Box 4 Folder 5-7 Afro-American Writers After 1955, 1993-1994
Box 4 Folder 5-8 Afro-American Sections Articles, 1989
Box 4 Folder 5-9 Alice Walker, 1978-1989
Box 4 Folder 5-10 Ama Ata Aidoo, undated
Box 4 Folder 5-11 Anti-Semitism in The Sun Also Rises, 1982-1996
Box 4 Folder 5-12 Anzia Yezierska, 1993
Box 4 Folder 5-13 Anzia Yezierska: Salome of the Tenements, 1992-1996
Box 4 Folder 5-14 Arms Akimbo, 1998
Box 4 Folder 5-15 Articles, 1982
Box 4 Folder 5-16 Articles on Africa, 1979-1990
Box 4 Folder 5-17 Bio of Jewish Women Writers: Sinclair and Seid, 1991-1994
Box 4 Folder 5-18 Black America Literature Forum, 1992-1996
Box 4 Folder 5-19 Black Quilters, American, 1989-1994
Box 4 Folder 5-20 Bloom: The Passing of Allan Bloom, 1987-1988
Box 4 Folder 5-21 Books: "Binding Cultures" and "Healing Narratives", 1992-2000
Box 4 Folder 5-22 Canon Material for ECU, 1989-1991
Box 4 Folder 5-23 Caribbean Healing Traditions, 1980-1997
Box 4 Folder 5-24 Caribbean Literature Criticism, 1974-1988
Box 4 Folder 5-25 Caribbean Literature, 1971-1982
Box 4 Folder 5-26 Caribbean Writers and the Disruption of the Colonial Canon, 1988-1991
Box 4 Folder 5-27 College English Review, 1991-1996
Box 4 Folder 5-28 Correspondence regarding reviews, 1987-1991
Box 4 Folder 5-29 David Walker's Appeal, 1992
Box 4 Folder 5-30 Diaspora: Essay, 1992
Box 4 Folder 5-31 Diaspora: Theory, 1982-1986
Box 4 Folder 5-32 Dissertation: Introduction, 1985-1987
Box 4 Folder 5-33 Dissertation: Abstracts and Bibliography, 1986-1990
Box 4 Folder 5-34 Dissertation: Chapter One, Between 1985 and 1987
Box 4 Folder 5-35 Dissertation: Chapter Two, Between 1985 and 1987
Box 4 Folder 5-36 Dissertation: Chapter Three, Between 1985 and 1987
Box 4 Folder 5-37 Dissertation: Chapters 5 and 6, Between 1985 and 1987
Box 4 Folder 5-38 Dissertation: Conclusion and Works Cited, Between 1985 and 1987
Box 5 Folder 5-39 Efua Sutherland, 1970-1984
Box 5 Folder 5-40 Elderhostel: "African Roots Of Southern Culture", 1999
Box 5 Folder 5-41 Emerging Perspectives on Ama Aidoo, 1996-1998
Box 5 Folder 5-42 Emerging Perspectives on Ama Ata Aidoo, 1997-1998
Box 5 Folder 5-43 Emerging Perspectives, Published, 1999
Box 5 Folder 5-44 Encyclopedia of Caribbean Culture, 2000
Box 5 Folder 5-45 Encyclopedia: Latin America and Caribbean, 1997-1998
Box 5 Folder 5-46 Fannie and Zora, undated
Box 5 Folder 5-47 Fan/Zora Material, 1999
Box 5 Folder 5-48 Femenist Theory, 1984-1993
Box 5 Folder 5-49 Flora Nwapa: The Lake Goddess, undated
Box 5 Folder 5-50 Flora Nwapa Interview, 1984-1989
Box 5 Folder 5-51 Flora Nwapa Nwakuche's Efuru and Idu, 1982-1998
Box 5 Folder 5-52 Flying African Material, 1983-1986
Box 5 Folder 5-53 Flying African Review, 1989-1993
Box 5 Folder 5-54 Gay and Lesbian Newsletter, 1993
Box 5 Folder 5-55 Gayl Jones, 1984-1985
Box 5 Folder 5-56 Gayl Jones: "Corregidora", undated
Box 5 Folder 5-57 Gayl Jones: H.F. Manpower, 1992
Box 5 Folder 5-58 Gullah Material, 1980-1995
Box 5 Folder 5-59 Harper Collins Review, 1992-1993
Box 5 Folder 5-60 Healing Narratives, 1994-1995
Box 5 Folder 5-61 Healing Narratives Material, 1984-2000
Box 5 Folder 5-62 Healing the Jewish Soul, 1996-1997
Box 5 Folder 5-63 Healing the Wounds of Time, 1993-2000
Box 5 Folder 5-64 History of Sexuality, 1995-2001
Box 5 Folder 5-65 Hurston, 1990-2001
Box 5 Folder 5-66 Hurst, 2000-2002
Box 5 Folder 5-67 Indiana University Press, 1987-1995
Box 6 Folder 5-68 Jews: Global, 2001-2005
Box 6 Folder 5-69 Jewish Identity, 1989-1997
Box 6 Folder 5-70 Jewish Literature Criticism, 1984-1987
Box 6 Folder 5-71 Jewish Women's Material, 1986-1991
Box 6 Folder 5-72 Jewish Women Writers, 1990-1994
Box 6 Folder 5-73 Journal of Medicine, 1994
Box 6 Folder 5-74 Leslie Silko Material, 1980-1990
Box 6 Folder 5-75 Letters, 1979-1994
Box 6 Folder 5-76 Letters/Notes, undated
Box 6 Folder 5-77 Literary Agent, 1992-1994
Box 6 Folder 5-78 Literary Criticism, 1981-1989
Box 6 Folder 5-79 Ludfurs Project: African Diaspora, 1992-2004
Box 6 Folder 5-80 Marlene Nourbese Philip, 1988-1995
Box 6 Folder 5-81 Masters Thesis, 1977
Box 6 Folder 5-82 Material on Blindness, 1961-1990
Box 6 Folder 5-83 Melus Review: Toni Morrison, 1988-1990
Box 6 Folder 5-84 Modern Language Association of America Conference, 1998, 1998
Box 6 Folder 5-85 Ms. Review, 1994
Box 6 Folder 5-86 No Mother to Tongue Me, 1997-1998
Box 6 Folder 5-87 North Carolina Slave Narratives, 1830-1880
Box 6 Folder 5-88 North Carolina Slave Narratives, 1991-1992
Box 6 Folder 5-89 Notes on W. Harris and Z. Hurston, undated
Box 6 Folder 5-90 Nwapa: Conference Paper, 1985
Box 6 Folder 5-91 Nwapa: Fullbright, Nigeria, 1982-1984
Box 6 Folder 5-92 NWSA Journal, 1989-1993
Box 6 Folder 5-93 Obsidian, 1987-1988
Box 6 Folder 5-94 Paule Marshall, 1975-1987
Box 6 Folder 5-95 Patterns of Assimilation in the Works of Ethnic Women Writers in America, 1987-1990
Box 6 Folder 5-96 Post-Colonial Criticism, 1983-1999
Box 6 Folder 5-97 Post-Colonial Poetry, 2001
Box 6 Folder 5-98 Publication Abstracts, 1989-1992
Box 6 Folder 5-99 Publicity, 1990-1994
Box 6 Folder 5-100 Reteaching Hemingway, 1990
Box 6 Folder 5-101 SUNY Press, 1997
Box 6 Folder 5-102 The Color Purple, undated
Box 6 Folder 5-103 The Kenyon Review, 1991
Box 6 Folder 5-104 Their Eyes Were Watching God, 1982-1983
Box 7 Folder 5-105 Theory Group, 1991
Box 7 Folder 5-106 Theory Group Readings: Linguistics, Translation, and Semiotics, 1969
Box 7 Folder 5-107 Theory Group Readings: Literary Criticism, Theory, and Sociology, 1979-1989
Box 7 Folder 5-108 TM's Song of Solomon, 1988-1994
Box 7 Folder 5-109 Toni Morrison, 1977-1993
Box 7 Folder 5-110 Toward a Diaspora Literature, 1982-1992
Box 7 Folder 5-111 University of North Carolina Press, 1986-1991
Box 7 Folder 5-112 University of Tennessee Press, 1986-1988
Box 7 Folder 5-113 Walker and Naylor Book Reviews, 1990-1993
Box 7 Folder 5-114 Who's Who: Contemporary Women Writing, 1999
Box 4 Folder 5-115 White Patron and Black Artist, 1985-1987
Box 8 Folder 5-116 Wilentz Publications, 1989-2003
Box 8 Folder 5-117 Wilson Harris: Palace of the Peacock, 1983-1985
Box 8 Folder 5-118 Women's Review: Nwapa, 1984-1993
Box 8 Folder 5-119 Women's Studies Issue, 1993-1994
Box 8 Folder 5-120 Writing for the Children, 1985-1987
Box 8 Folder 5-121 Zee Edgell: Interview, 1997
Box 8 Undated Notebooks, undated
UA90.08.07.01 Audiovisual materials