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Faculty Profile

ADAM STEFAN GUSSOW

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ENGLISH
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH AND SOUTHERN STUDIES
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C213 BONDURANT
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-7333
Joined UM: 08/01/2002

Areas of Expertise

  • AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE
  • AMERICAN LITERATURE
  • BLUES LITERATURE
  • BLUES MUSIC
  • EARLY BLUES MUSIC

Brief Bio

Adam Gussow is Associate Professor of English and Southern Studies. Dr. Gussow received an M.A. from Columbia (1983) and a Ph.D. from Princeton (2000), both in English. He is the author of three books: Mister Satan's Apprentice: A Blues Memoir (Pantheon, 1998), Seems Like Murder Here: Southern Violence and the Blues Tradition (Chicago, 2000), and Journeyman's Road: Modern Blues Lives from Faulkner's Mississippi to Post-9/11 New York (Tennessee, 2007). His articles and reviews have appeared in many publications, including American Literature, Southern Cultures, African American Review, Georgia Review, Callaloo, and Harper's. A professional blues harmonica player and teacher, Dr. Gussow has been a member of the blues duo Satan and Adam since 1986; he has toured internationally and played all of the major blues, jazz, and folk festivals. His primary teaching interest is the blues literary tradition.

Degrees

BA
ENGLISH
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY/PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY (1979)
MA
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COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY/NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK (1984)
PHD
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PRINCETON UNIVERSITY/PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY (2000)

Committee Memberships

University Standing Committee
Faculty Senate - Academic Conduct
Faculty Senate Sub-Committee