Richard A. Courage
Office location: Science Bldg. – Room 362
Title(s): Distinguished Teaching Professor, SUNY; Professor of English, WCC
Department/Division: English/ Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
- Ph.D., English Education, Columbia University
- African American Literature
- Studies in the Short Story
- Writing for College 2
- Writing and Literature
Honors and Awards (partial):
- Appointed to rank of Distinguished Teaching Professor by Board of Trustees, State University of New York, November 5, 2015
- Co-director of Collaborative Research Project “Social Origins of Chicago’s New Negro Artists and Intellectuals, 1890-1930,” funded by National Endowment for the Humanities and based at Roosevelt University, Chicago; Jan. 2013 – present
- Franklin Research Grant, American Philosophical Society, for research in Chicago and Jackson, MS. May-June 2013
- Timuel D. Black Short-term Fellowship, for research in the Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature, Chicago Public Library, June 2013
- Washington Irving Book Award for The Muse in Bronzeville: African American Creative Expression in Chicago, 1932-1950. Westchester Library Association, May 2013.
- Jean Block Award for Nonfiction for The Muse in Bronzeville: African American Creative Expression in Chicago, 1932-1950. Hyde Park Historical Society, February 2013.
Publications and Presentations (recent):
- Presentation: “Researching the Early History of Black Chicago’s Intellectuals and Artists: Exploring the Archives,” June 26, 2016, Roosevelt University, Chicago
- Book contract from University of Illinois Press for essay collection: Root, Branch, and Blossom: Social Origins of Chicago’s New Negro Intellectuals and Artists. Co-editor: Christopher Robert Reed.
- Review of R. Baxter Miller. On the Ruins of Modernity: New Chicago Renaissance from Wright to Fair accepted for publication by Journal of African American History
- Presentation: “Archibald J. Motley, Jr., and the New Negro,” sponsored by Black Chicago History Forum and supported by The National Endowment for the Humanities, Chicago Cultural Center, June 23, 2015
- Review of Elizabeth Schroeder Schlabach. Along the Streets of Bronzeville: Black Chicago’s Literary Landscape. In Indiana Magazine of History, September 2014
- Reference Articles for Literary Encyclopedia: “Arna Bontemps” (published August 2013) and “Black Chicago Writers’ Movement” (January 2014)
- Review of Darlene Clark Hines and John McCluskey, Jr., Black Chicago Renaissance. In Literature and History, October 2013.
Institution Service or Academic Service (partial):
- Extension Liaison—Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, 2007-2011, 2014-present
- Chair, Central Committee, 2014-15
- External Evaluator. National Endowment for the Humanities.
- Summer Seminars and Institutes Applications, 2016
- Summer Stipends Applications, 2010 and 2014
- Consulting Reader. University of Illinois Press, 2011-present
- Adjunct Professor, Member of Doctoral Dissertation Committee. Union Institute and University, 2008- 2010. Nathan Harpaz, Ph.D. art history