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Assistant Professor of English
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Andrea Stone earned her B.A. (Hons) from the University of Western Ontario and her B.Ed., M.A. and Ph.D. (Collaborative Program in English and Health Care, Technology, and Place) from the University of Toronto.
Professor Stone teaches literatures of the African diaspora from the 18th century to the present with a particular focus on the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. Her specific teaching interests relate to African diasporic authors' figurations of health, illness, and law, as well as the development of early African American and African Canadian print culture. Stone teaches courses in medicine and law in nineteenth-century African diasporic literature, American literature before 1865, literatures of the black Atlantic, and contemporary literary theory. She is also affiliated with programs in American Studies, the Study of Women and Gender, as well as the Archives and Book Studies Concentrations at Smith.
Stone is currently writing a book titled Black Well-Being: Medicine, Law, and Embodied Personhood in 19th-Century America about North American and Caribbean black writers’ emphasis on medicine, health care, and law in emigration writings, slave narratives, and fiction. From the classical healthy mind-in-body ideal to the disabled physique, their portrayals of black physicality offer a striking range of strategic approaches to creating a nineteenth-century politics of well-being opposed to and independent of medically and legally informed systems of subjugation.
Her next book project is provisionally titled, American Vice: Black Prison Intellectuals, Eighteenth-Century to the Present.
Her work has appeared in the journals American Literary History; Law, Culture and the Humanities; American Literature, and Canadian Literature as well as the Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora.