Patrice D. Rankine

Patrice D. Rankine is an Associate Professor of Classical Languages and Literature in Purdue University’s School of Languages and Cultures. Rankine’s book, Ulysses in Black: Ralph Ellison, Classicism, and African American Literature (2006), was a Choice Magazine O utstanding Academic Book in 2007 and is now in its second printing. He has also written on Juneteenth [“Epic, the Oral Community, and the Memory of Emancipation in Ralph Ellison’s Juneteenth,” Profils Américains 13 (2001): 103-113] and on Lawrence Jackson’s literary biography of Ellison, which preceded Arnold Rampersad’s biography of the writer. [“American Ulysses: Lawrence Jackson’s Emergence of Genius and the Legend of Ralph Ellison.” Florida Atlantic University Comparative Studies (2003): 181-193.]