Department of English

Brandon Callender

Assistant Professor of EnglishBrandon Callender
PhD, University of California, Berkeley

pronouns: he / him / his
Meet Professor Callender through OpenBook: An English Department Podcast - Part 1 and Part 2.

Research Interests

19th & 20th Century American Literature, African American Literature, Film / Media, and Gender & Sexuality Studies

Selected Publications

"The Devil Finds Use: Black Queers Do The Exorcist." Qui Parle 31. 1 (2022): 67–98.

"Getting it, Together," The Bigness of Things: New Narrative and Visual Culture, ed. Daniel Benjamin and Eric Sneathen (Wolfman Books, 2017) 47-59

"The House that Beam Built," Black Gay Genius: Answering Joseph Beam's Call, ed. Steven Fullwood and Charles Stevens. (Vintage Entity Press, 2014) 128-138. 

Selected Courses Taught

  • ENG 15b Black Joy
  • ENG 42a Blackness and Horror
  • ENG 102a Ghosts of Race
  • ENG 167b Writing the Nation: James Baldwin, Richard Wright, Toni Morrison