We are excited for readers to explore the archive and contribute new perspectives to critical conversations about Gloria Naylor and her contemporaries. And we are happy to share articles that engage with the Gloria Naylor Archive to do just that.

This list is still growing. Please contact us if you have used archival materials from this collection and would like your work to be included here.

Edwards, Suzanne M. “‘A beginning for them all’: The medieval pluriverse of Gloria Naylor’s ‘Sapphira Wade’.” postmedieval (2023): s://

Edwards, Erica R. The Other Side of Terror: Black Women and the Culture of US Empire. New York: New York University Press, 2021.

Edwards, Suzanne M., and Trudier Harris. “Gloria Naylor’s ‘Sapphira Wade’: An Unfinished Manuscript from the Archive.” African American Review 52.4 (2019): 323-340.

Edwards, Suzanne M. ““Burn all he has, but keep his books”: Gloria Naylor and the Proper Objects of Feminist Chaucer Studies.” The Chaucer Review 54.3 (2019): 230-252.

Gill-Sadler, Randi. “Caution, Empire, and Black Feminist Literature.” Electric.Marronage, 2020,

Murphy, Kiana T. “Gloria Naylor and ‘The Other Place’ of Black Feminism.” American Quarterly 74.2 (2022): 453-470. 

For scholarship about Gloria Naylor published before 2000, be sure to consult Tracy Butts, “Gloria Naylor: A Select Bibliography,” Callaloo 23.4 (2000): 1497-1512. We are grateful to Tracy R. Butts, Ph.D, Professor, American and African American Literature, California State University, Chico, for permitting us to reproduce that bibliography here.

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