Associate Professor Adam McKible of the Department of English is quoted in a Washington Post article titled “By the Book: A New Web Site Maps Fictional Washington” about the DC By the Book web site which offers an interactive fictional map that features every novel set in Washington, DC. Professor McKible discusses When Washington Was in Vogue by Edward Christopher Williams which he discovered while working on his doctoral research. A few years ago, he succeeded in getting the out-of-print Harlem Renaissance novel reissued.
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Professor McKible received his MA and PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and teaches American and African American literature. His most recent publication is Little Magazines and Modernism: New Approaches (Ashgate, 2007) , which he collected and co-edited with Suzanne Churchill, Davidson College, NC. In 2004, Harper Collins published Edward Christopher Williams’s, When Washington Was in Vogue, a previously lost novel of the Harlem Renaissance discovered and introduced by Professor McKible. He is also the author of The Space and Place of Modernism: The Russian Revolution, Little Magazines, and New York (Routledge, 2002). His essays on little magazines and on African American literature appear in The Black Press (Rutgers, 2001), African American Review, Contemporary Literature Criticism, The Dictionary of Literary Biography, American Periodicals, and various encyclopedias.