Andrea Powell Wolfe
Andrea Powell Wolfe
Assistant Professor of English
Curriculum Vitae


Room:RB 297

Andrea Powell Wolfe specializes in twentieth-century American literature and teaches courses in literature, composition, and Honors humanities. 

Professional Experience

Assistant Teaching Professor of English



PhD in American Literature

Ball State University, 2010

MA in Literature

Ball State University, 2004

BA in English

Ball State University, 2002


Black Mothers and the Nation: The Narrative Positioning of the Black Maternal Body from the Civil War through the Present. Lexington Books, 2020.


“The Southern Belle’s Black Half-Sister as National Mother Figure in Alice Randall’s The Wind Done Gone.” Interactions 29:1-2 (2020): 157-72.


“The Narrative Power of the Black Maternal Body: Resisting and Exceeding Visual Economies of Discipline in Margaret Walker’s Jubilee.” Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory 20.4 (2018): 409-28.


"The Subordination of Embodied Power: Sentimental Representations of the Black Maternal Body in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin." the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north 8.4 (2016):85-113.


“Refiguring La Malinche: Female ‘Betrayal’ as Cultural Negotiation in the Short Stories of María Cristina Mena." Label Me Latina/o 3.1 (2013): no pagination.


“The Subversive Potential of the Abjected Black Maternal Body in Lillian Smith’s Strange Fruit.” Flannery O’Connor Review 8 (2010).


“Queering Texas: Interview with Del Shores.” The Southern Quarterly 47.1 (2009): 104-20.


“Chasing the ‘Coloured Phantom’: Gender Performance as Revealing and Concealing Modernist Ideology in Millay's Sonnets.” Journal of American Culture 32.2 (2009): 155-64.


“Double-Voicedness in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: ‘Loud Talking’ to a Northern Black Readership.” American Transcendental Quarterly 22.3 (2008): 517-25.


“(Re)visioning the Cinderella Myth: Sylvia Plath’s Bee Poems.” Interactions 17.2 (2008): 111-23.


“Problematizing Polygyny in Achebe’s Historical Novels: The Role of the Western Feminist Scholar.” Research in African Literatures 39.1 (2008): 166-84. Rpt. in Things Fall Apart—Chinua Achebe (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations). Ed. Harold Bloom.  New York: Chelsea House Publications, 2009. (listed under Andrea Powell)


“Jane and Bertha in Polly Teale's Jane Eyre.” Journal of Drama Studies 2.1 (2008): 34-41.


“Living the Legacy of the Southern Belle: Ellen Gilchrist's Rhoda in ‘1957, a Romance.’” The Ellen Glasgow Journal of Southern Women Writers 1.2 (2008): 1-18.


“’The last . . . thing one needed to know’: Kristeva’s ‘Herethics’ in Evelyn Scott’s The Narrow House and Escapade.” Journal of Modern Literature 29.3 (2006): 78-102.


“The Shaping of the New Woman in The Rise of Silas Lapham.MP: An Online Feminist Journal 1.1 (2004): no pagination.


“Bradstreet vs. Taylor: Acceptable Expressions of Grief in a Puritan Society.” New Contemplative Review: Journal of Spirituality Studies 1.1 (2004): no pagination.