Houston A. Baker Jr., Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Houston A. Baker Jr.

American scholar

Date of Birth: 22-Mar-1943

Place of Birth: Louisville, Kentucky, United States

Profession: journalist, literary critic

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Houston A. Baker Jr.

  • Houston Alfred Baker Jr.
  • (born March 22, 1943) is an American scholar specializing in African-American literature and Distinguished University Professor of English at Vanderbilt University.
  • Baker served as president of the Modern Language Association, editor of the journal American Literature, and has authored several books, including The Journey Back: Issues in Black Literature and Criticism, Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance, Blues, Ideology, and Afro-American Literature, and Workings of the Spirit: The Poetics of Afro-American Women's Writing.
  • Baker was included in the 2006 textbook Fifty Key Literary Theorists, by Richard J.
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