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Alice Kracke



Ph.D., Tufts University

M.A., Auburn University

J.D., Cumberland School of Law

B.A., University of Alabama


  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • English


After serving as Senior Staff Attorney to the late Associate Justice Henry B. Steagall of the Alabama Supreme Court in her 20s, Dr. Kracke left law for academia, receiving her PhD from Tufts University in English and African-American literature. Her research focuses on intersections of law and literature in African-American poetry during the pre-Revolutionary period up through the mid-nineteenth century.

Classes Taught

  • Freshman Writing
  • “The New Negro” Reconsidered
  • African-American Literature Beyond Race
  • Black Writers in America
  • Composition II
  • Literary Genres
  • Literature and Gender
  • Survey of British Literature I
  • Survey of American Literature I
  • Survey of World Literature II

Areas of Expertise

  • Early African-American literature
  • 18th Century British literature
  • The Gothic novel