William J. Maxwell

William J. Maxwell is associate professor of English and African American studies at Washington University in St. Louis. He is the author of New Negro, Old Left: African-American Writing and Communism between the Wars and the editor of Claude McKay’s Complete Poems.


ARTICLES FEATURING WILLIAM J.

G-Men as Literary Critics

"F.B. Eyes" shows the canon of modern black literature to have been powerfully — and dialogically — shaped by Hoover’s ghostreaders....

G-Men as Literary Critics


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