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|Title:||Director of The Academic Success Center and Associate Professor
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|Office Hours:||TR 10:45 am - 12:45 pm.|
Obscene Gestures: Counter-Narratives of Sex and Race in the Twentieth Century
Patrick S. Lawrence is an Associate Professor of English at the University of South Carolina, Lancaster. His research focuses on censorship controversies and American political and social movements. He is currently co-editing a collection of essays about the impact of obscenity discourses on comics history and theory called Out of the Gutters: Obscenity, Censorship, and Transgression in American Comics. The book is under advance contract with University of Texas Press. His book Obscene Gestures: Counter-Narratives of Sex and Race in the Twentieth Century (Fordham 2022) reconsiders the divergent afterlives of twentieth-century texts that depict taboo subjects based on different narratives of racial, sexual, and gendered possibility. His work appears or is forthcoming in American Literature, Mosaic, Asian American Literature: Discourses and Pedagogies, and Intertexts and in collections from Cambridge University Press, University Press of Mississippi, and Utah University Press.