William Leake AndrewsFacilitator, Retired Faculty Program
Dr. William L. Andrews is E. Maynard Adams Professor of English in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences. Professor Andrews has authored or edited more than 40 books on a wide range of African American literature and culture. He has won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.
His first book, “The Literary Career of Charles W. Chesnutt” (1980), deals with a seminal figure in the development of African American and Southern American prose fiction.
“The Norton Anthology of African American Literature” (1997), “The Oxford Companion to African American Literature” (1997) and “The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology” (1997), are three big collaborative projects that he has co-edited.