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Keith Gilyard received a Bachelor of Science degree from the City University of New York in 1974.
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Keith Gilyard received a Master of Fine Arts from Columbia University.
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Keith Gilyard received his Doctor of Education degree from New York University.
(A unique blend of memoir and scholarship, Keith Gilyard's...)
A unique blend of memoir and scholarship, Keith Gilyard's Voices of the Self is a penetrating analysis of the linguistic and cultural "collision" experienced by African-American students in the public education system.
(An anthology of African American poetry emphasizing conte...)
An anthology of African American poetry emphasizing contemporary hipness and a variety of strategies that underline the political as well as the aesthetics of poetry.
(Part of the Penguin Academics Series, Rhetorical Choices ...)
Part of the Penguin Academics Series, Rhetorical Choices is a rhetorically-organized reader whose selections and apparatus encourage the reader to pay attention to the social and rhetorical dimensions of language and writing.
(On African-American Rhetoric traces the arc of strategic ...)
On African-American Rhetoric traces the arc of strategic language use by African Americans from rhetorical forms such as slave narratives and the spirituals to Black digital expression and contemporary activism.
(Composition and Cornel West: Notes toward a Deep Democrac...)
Composition and Cornel West: Notes toward a Deep Democracy identifies and explains key aspects of the work of Cornel West—the highly regarded scholar of religion, philosophy, and African American studies—as they relate to composition studies, focusing especially on three rhetorical strategies that West suggests we use in our questioning lives as scholars, teachers, students, and citizens.
(This collection of new and previously published essays co...)
This collection of new and previously published essays contains Gilyard’s most relevant scholarly contributions to deliberations about linguistic diversity, cultural identity, critical literacy, writing instruction, literary texts, and popular culture.
(In this, the first biography of Patterson, Keith Gilyard ...)
In this, the first biography of Patterson, Keith Gilyard tells her compelling story, from her childhood on the West Coast, where she suffered isolation and persecution, to her participation in the Harlem Renaissance and beyond.
Keith Gilyard received a Bachelor of Science degree from the City University of New York in 1974, his Master of Fine Arts from Columbia University, and his Doctor of Education degree from New York University.
Keith Gilyard began his career at LaGuardia Community College in 1980. In 1981, he became a faculty member at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York. Gilyard continued to work as a teacher and writing program administrator at Medgar Evers till 1993. Then he was appointed as a professor of writing and English at Syracuse University. From 1995 to 1999 Keith was a director of Syracuse University's writing program. Since 1999, he has served on the faculty of Penn State University as the Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English and African American Studies.
For Keith Gilyard, the study of language offers the opportunity to combine the creative expression of a poet and essayist with the social consciousness that fuels his mission as an educator. Gilyard establishes the force of this combination in his memoir Voices of the Self: A Study of Language Competence. Here Gilyard explores the challenges faced by disenfranchised urban youth as they learn to use a language other than Black English. The strength of this book is found in the fact that half of the chapters are autobiographical.
Reflections on a Gift of Watermelon Pickle... and Other Modern Verse continues Gilyard's commitment to youth and their appreciation of language. In this anthology, Gilyard, with several other editors, creates a volume that appeals to adolescent readers and encourages their interest in poetry.
In his collection of essays Let's Flip the Script: An African American Discourse on Language, Literature, and Learning, Gilyard explores the political role of educators, particularly language educators, in the undergraduate setting. Gilyard demonstrates how crucial education is for a healthy democratic society and as a result, how political it must be.
Gilyard continues this commitment to the political dynamics of language education and poetry as editor of Spirit & Flame: An Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry. There, he gathers poems "that underline the political as well as the aesthetics of poetry." Gilyard pulls together such a diverse group of African American poets to achieve this end—including four of his own poems.
(Composition and Cornel West: Notes toward a Deep Democrac...)2008
(This collection of new and previously published essays co...)2011
(In this, the first biography of Patterson, Keith Gilyard ...)2017
(Part of the Penguin Academics Series, Rhetorical Choices ...)2003
(A unique blend of memoir and scholarship, Keith Gilyard's...)1991
(On African-American Rhetoric traces the arc of strategic ...)2004
(An anthology of African American poetry emphasizing conte...)1997
(Gilyard extends his focus to the broad boundaries of Kill...)2010
Keith Gilyard is a member of the National Council of Teachers of English.