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Erin Mae Clark, Ph.D. - Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. Winona, MN, US

Erin Mae Clark, Ph.D. Erin Mae Clark, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, English | Saint Mary's University of Minnesota


Expertise: Multiethnic literatures of the United States, Holocaust literature, and trauma theory






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Dr. Erin Mae Clark received her M.A. and Ph.D. in English from Washington State University in Pullman, WA, with a concentration in multiethnic literatures of the United States, Holocaust literature, and trauma theory. Dr. Clark’s research centers on the limitations of the written word to convey historical trauma, in particular the traumas of slavery, lynching, and genocide. Her current project examines the work of Langston Hughes written while the author was traveling around the Soviet Union in the 1930s, and seeks to situate his work in the context of intersectional justice between Jewish life under communist rule and the Jim Crow South. Dr. Clark teaches a wide variety of classes at Saint Mary’s, including courses on the graphic novel, African American literature, and digital rhetoric.

Areas of Expertise (3)

Cultural Studies English Education

Accomplishments (1)

Brother Charlie Burke Award (professional)


Presented to a faculty or staff member who has made significant contributions to the entire Student Life Department. This individual has promoted the growth of the whole student through their exemplary standard of ethical service, dedication to creating developmental relationships, and their desire to promote lifelong learning.

Recent Media Appearances (2)

Saint Mary’s faculty panel to discuss ‘The Cross and the Lynching Tree’

Saint Mary’s University News  online


Saint Mary’s University faculty and students will discuss James Cone’s The Cross and the Lynching Tree (Orbis, 2013) from 7-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22. The event will take place in Salvi Lecture Hall, located on the third floor of Saint Mary’s Hall.

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NDSU to host English graduate student conference

NDSU News  online


NDSU's English Graduate Organization is set to host the Red River Graduate Student Conference, "The Field in Motion: Past, Present and Future of English Studies," scheduled for Friday and Saturday, March 27-28, in the Memorial Union. It is the 12th time the event has been held on the NDSU campus.

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Recent Event Appearances (1)

The Field in Motion: Past, Present and Future of English Studies

'Fine Clothes to the Jew': Langston Hughes and the Holocaust  Red River Graduate Student Conference