Dr. Raymond Legg

Professor of English
Chair, Department of English


E-mail: leggra@bryan.edu
Office Phone: 423.775.7257
Box: 7810

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Academic Degrees

  • D.A. English, Middle Tennessee State University
  • M.Div. Missions/Theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • M.A. English, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
  • B.A. Anthropology, Northeastern Illinois University

Professional Associations

  • Academy of American Poets
  • Conference on Christianity and Literature
  • Conference on College Composition and Communication
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • South Atlantic Modern Language Association

Selected Publication

  • “African Mission in the Americas” entry in upcoming 2011 Baker Books desk reference on Christian Ministries. 
  • “Cotton Mather” entry in 2010 edition of Encyclopedia of Christian Literature. 
  • Same: SWCCL, Oklahoma Christian University, Edmond, OK (Sept. 2010) 
  • “The Devil’s Advocate: A Polemic Against Vanity in Modern Christianity.” Electronic journal Dulia et Latria. http://www.duliaetlatria.com/journal_volumes.htm
  • “The Devil’s Advocate? The Vanity of Human Wishes from Solomon to Al Pacino.” “The Poetics of Conflict and Reconciliation” at Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA (October 2008). 
  • “Marginalization and Rejection in Two Versions of Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. 32nd Annual Colloquium on Literature and Film at West Virginia University (September 2008). 
  • “The Object of Their Affection: The Marginalization of Janie Crawford in Both Versions of Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God. SWCCL (Abilene Christian University 2006) 
  • “Teachnology and Webagogy: Using Technology in the Liberal Arts Classroom.” ACA Summit VIII, Abingdon, VA (10.28.05). 
  • “Tickling the Tiger: Using Technology in the Liberal Arts Classroom.” ACA Summit VIII, Abingdon, VA (2005). 
  • “Crossing Institutional Boundaries: Making Audience Real.” CCCC, Denver, CO (2002) 
  • “Expanding Communities of Writing Teachers and Students Cross Institutional Boundaries.” Conf. On College Comp. & Communication, Denver, CO (Spring 2001) 
  • “Portfolio Assessment in Higher Education.” Alabama College Teachers Association, Birmingham, AL. 1998 

Topics of Expertise

  • African American literature
  • American literature
  • Film Studies/Pop Culture