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Christopher Manes

Areas of Speciality
  • Transnational Literatures
  • Early Modern Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • Contemporary
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Rhetoric
  • 20th-Century American
  • 19th-Century American
  • Modernism
  • (979) 845-8305
  • LAAH 305
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Christopher Manes grew up in Louisiana and has lived in Texas for 18 years. He attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and earned his doctorate from the University of Texas at Dallas. When he is not teaching, he writes poetry.

Research Interests

  • American Literature and Culture
  • Composition, Rhetoric, and Discourse Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • LGBTQ+ Literature
  • Transnational Literatures
  • History and Literature of “leprosy”
  • Holocaust Studies

Honors and Awards

  • Summerlee Book Prize, The Center for History and Culture, Lamar University, April 2021
  • Award for Naming the Leper, LSU Press