Maureen Honey

Professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies's Profile Image
Professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies
(402) 472-6357
313 Andrews Hall

Michigan State University, BA (1967)

French (with High Honor)

Michigan State University, MA (1970)


Michigan State University, PhD (1979)

American Studies

Areas of Specialty

American Women Writers

Harlem Renaissance

Women in World War II

Popular Culture

Courses Regularly Taught

American Women Writers in the Modernist Era

Seminar in Women Writers

Women in Pop Culture

Black Women Authors

Honors College Courses in American Art and Literature

Selected publications and/or projects

Aphrodite's Daughters: Three Modernist Poets of the Harlem Renaissance. Rutgers University Press 2016.

Shadowed Dreams: Women's Poetry of the Harlem Renaissance (Rutgers 1989), revised edition 2006.

Double-Take: A Revisionist Harlem Renaissance Anthology (Rutgers 2001), co-edited with Venetria Patton.

Madame Butterfly and a Japanese Nightingale: Two Orientalist Texts (Rutgers 2002), co-edited with Jean Lee Cole.

Bitter Fruit: African American Women in World War II (University of Missouri 1999).

Breaking the Ties That Bind: Popular Stories of the New Woman (University of Oklahoma 1992), eBook available through UNL Libraries/EBSCO.

Creating Rosie the Riveter: Class, Gender and Propaganda in World War II (University of Massachusetts Press 1985). eBook available through UNL Libraries/EBSCO.

Former Director of Women's Studies, 1987-1992.

Awards and Honors

2016 Annis Chaikin Sorensen Award Winner for Distinguished Teaching in the Humanities

2016 Dean's Award Winner for Excellence in Graduate Education