Stephanie Youngblood

Assistant Professor English - School of Liberal Arts & Communication

Contact Information

(918) 595-8069
West Campus Room S-150

I'm originally from Broken Arrow, where I went to high school before moving to Norman for university. I travel as much as possible, think television should be considered as a form of literature, and read crime novels whenever I can.

Courses Taught

  • Composition II
  • Honors Composition II
  • Introduction to Literature
  • American Literature, 1865-present


  • Ph.D. in Literary Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.Phi.l in English Literature, University of York
  • M.St. in Women's Studies, Oxford University
  • B.A.s in history and letters, University of Oklahoma            

Research Interests

  • 20th and 21st century American literature
  • contemporary poetry and poetic forms
  • lyric
  • literature and politics
  • service learning/service pedagogy
  • research at the community college              

Publications & Presentations

Select Publications:

"Biomedical Nostalgia in Crisis" (Drain, forthcoming), article.

Against Life (Northwestern University Press, 2016), edited book with introduction.

"Material Voices: Queer Lyric and AIDS Testimony in Frank Bidart's Desire” (GLQ Spring 2014), article.

“A Writing of Nothing: Intercession and the Autobiographical Subject in Olaudah Equiano’s Interesting Narrative” (Callaloo Spring 2013), article.

Upcoming Presentations:

"Humanities Research and the Community College," American Studies Association, Fall 2016.

"Lyric in Society," Modern Language Association, Spring 2017.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • Modern Language Association
  • American Studies Association
  • American Comparative Literature Association
  • Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts
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