Jolene Hubbs

Associate Professor



Faculty Education


Scripps College (B.A.)

Stanford University (M.A., Ph.D.)

Faculty Research


Twentieth-century U.S. literature and culture; gender and sexuality studies; Southern fiction; literary representations of race and social class; modernism and modernity

Faculty Publications


Journal Articles

“Writing Against Normativity: Samuel R. Delany’s Textual Times Square.” African American Review 48, no. 3 (Fall 2015): 345-358.

“Documenting Hunger: Famineways in Contemporary Southern Women’s Writing.” Southern Literary Journal 47, no. 2 (Spring 2015): 1-19.

“Finding Life in the Meshes: Patsy Yaeger’s Legacies.” Mississippi Quarterly 67, no. 1 (Winter 2014): 11-13.

“‘She Wants It Told’: Rosa Coldfield’s Narrative Clout in Absalom, Absalom!LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory 25, no. 3 (Summer 2014): 242-258.

“Goophering Jim Crow: Charles Chesnutt’s 1890s America.” American Literary Realism 46, no. 1 (Fall 2013): 12-26.

“The First Fruits of Literary Rebellion: Flannery O’Connor’s ‘The Crop.’” Journal of the Short Story in English 60 (Spring 2013): 73-81.

“William Faulkner’s Rural Modernism.” Mississippi Quarterly 61, no. 3 (Summer 2008): 461-75.

Book Chapters

“Chick Lit and Southern Studies.” In Teaching Tainted Lit: Popular American Fiction in Today’s Classroom, edited by Janet G. Casey, 91-103. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2015.