Approaches to Teaching the Works of Octavia E. Butler edited by Tarshia L. Stanley has just been selected as Idaho State University Department of English and Philosophy’s winner of the 2021 Teaching Literature Book Award. The Teaching Literature Book Award is an international prize for the best book on teaching literature at the college level. The award is presented biennially by the graduate faculty in English at Idaho State University.
My essay “Drawing the Oankali: Imagining Race, Gender, and the Posthuman in Octavia Butler’s Dawn” is included in the collection. Congratulations to the indomitable Dr. Stanely, our fearless editor, and to all of the contributors! I am honored to share in a sliver of the limelight.