Peters next up for BCC Writers Series

Jack McDuffie Special to the Journal

September 24, 2013

DUBLIN — Bladen Community College will present the second program in its Writers Series for the fall semester on Monday, Oct. 14, when author and The University of North Carolina at Pembroke Professor Jesse Peters reads from his works. The program will be held at 11 a.m. in the Library.

Peters has been a faculty member at UNCP since 1999, where he has served as dean of the Esther G. Maynor Honors College and the director of the Pembroke Undergraduate Research and Creativity Center. During his tenure he has taught courses in composition, creative writing, American literature, Native American literature, fiction and multiculturalism.

Among the papers he has published are: “Everything the World Turns On’:Inclusion and Exclusion in Linda Hogan’s Power,” “Implementing Honors Faculty Status: An Adventure in University Politics,” “Rivers and Shadow,” and “If You Still Like Hank.”

A native of south Georgia, Peters grew up on a farm. After graduating from high school, he attended Emory University, where he became interested in language and literature. After earning his undergraduate degree from Emory in sociology, he enrolled in a graduate program at the University of New Mexico, where he earned a master of arts in 20th century American and British literature in 1994. Five years later he received his Ph.D in Native American literature, also from New Mexico University.

Wanting to return to his native South, he accepted a position at UNCP following completion of his doctorate. He is currently a tenured professor in English and Native American literature.