Greg Mullins

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Current Faculty, The Evergreen State College
B.A., Stanford University, 1985
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1997


Greg A. Mullins


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Biographical Note

Greg Mullins is a Member of the Faculty at The Evergreen State College, where he teaches comparative literature, American Studies, and human rights. His work centers on the cultural practices of human rights, and on literary engagements with the cultural politics of rights. He is the author of Colonial Affairs, a study of colonialism and sexuality in American expatriate literature. His essays on literature, sexual rights, and human rights have been published in Callaloo, MELUS, and Peace Review, as well as in journals in Morocco and Brazil.

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Latest Publication Title

Colonial Affairs: Bowles, Burroughs, and Chester Write Tangier, University of Wisconsin Press, 2002

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A North African port city that was home to as many Europeans as Moroccans, postwar Tangier was truly an international zone, a place where the familiar boundaries of language, culture, nationality, and sexuality blurred, and anything seemed possible. In the 1950s and 1960s three leading American writers settled in Tangier, where they were able to find critical new ways of living and writing on the margins of society. A subtle literary portrait of Paul Bowles, William S. Burroughs, and Alfred Chester, Colonial Affairs is also a complex and perceptive account of the ways colonialism and sexuality structure each other, particularly as reflected in the literature written in postwar Tangier.