Waid, Candace

Professor

Education: 

Ph.D., Yale University, 1986

Candace Waid is Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is also affiliated with the Comparative Literature Program. Her central interests include American literature and culture, African American literature, Southern literature, Native American literature, gender studies, and the visual arts. Professor Waid’s books include Edith Wharton's Letters from the Underworld: Fictions of Women and Writing, The Signifying Eye: Seeing Faulkner’s Art, and the Norton Critical Edition of Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence. She has published essays and articles on Welty, Chesnutt, Wharton, and Faulkner, among other authors, as well as numerous editions of Wharton’s works. She recently published “Faulkner and Southern Literature: Reading the Reverse Slave Narrative,” in the Cambridge History of the American Novel.

Contact

Office: 

South Hall 2519

Office Hours: 

Spring 17: Tuesdays, 3-4:00pm or by appointment.

Email: 

waid@english.ucsb.edu

Mailing Address: 

English Department
UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3170

Fields/Affiliations: 

American Literature
American Race and Ethnic Studies

Research Interests: 

  • American Literature and Culture
  • Gender Studies
  • African American Literature
  • Southern Literature
  • Native American Literaure
  • Literature and the Visual Arts
  • Regionalism and Modernism

Highlights

Recent News: 

Candace Waid was awarded the 2006-2011 Jim Hinkle Memorial Prize for her essay in the The Faulkner Journal, "Burying the Regional Mother: Faulkner's Road to Race through the Visual Arts." This prize is awarded every 5 years for an essay that has made "a unique and lasting contribution to Faulkner."

Publications

Books: 

Articles & Chapters: 

  • “De Kooning’s Faulkner Trilogy,” Picturing Faulkner: William Faulkner and the Visual Arts, ed. Randall Wilhelm (Knoxville: Univ. Press of Tennessee, 2012)
  • “Bearing Witness: The Political Power of Female Voice in Chesnutt’s Conjure Tales,” in Charles Chesnutt, The Conjure Tales of Charles Chesnutt, ed. Robert Stepto, Norton Critical Edition (New York, W.W. Norton, 2011, forthcoming)
  • “Faulkner and Southern Literature: Reading the Reverse Slave Narrative,” Cambridge History of the American Novel, (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2010)

Projects

Forthcoming Projects: 

  • Blood Union: Conjuring the Conjugal and Other Arts in Southern Narrative
  • The Birmingham Fire Department Reads “Othello”: Memoirs of Others

Bookshelf

Recent Courses Taught

Quarter Course Title
Spring 2017 ENGL 134NA Journeys into Blood: Late 20th and 21st Century Native American Narrative
Spring 2017 ENGL 133SO Studies in American Regional Literature: Southern Literature
Spring 2017 ENGL 100SO Seminar for Studies in American Regional Literature: Southern Literature
Winter 2017 ENGL 165NA Topics in Literature: Beyond the "Burial Ground": Horror and Survivance Narratives
Spring 2016 ENGL 24G Ghosts of the Gothic
Spring 2016 ENGL 235 Studies in American Literature: Communities of Fiction
Spring 2016 ENGL 24GS Seminar on Ghosts of the Gothic
Fall 2015 ENGL 100NA Honors Seminar: Native American
Fall 2015 ENGL 134NA Studies in Literature of Cultural and Ethnic Communities in the United States: Native American
Winter 2015 ENGL 24G Ghosts of the Gothic
Winter 2015 ENGL 134NA Studies in Literature of Cultural and Ethnic Communities in the United States: Late 20th and Early 21st Century Native American Novel and Narrative
Winter 2015 ENGL 100NA Honors Seminar: Native American
Fall 2014 ENGL 197 Upper-Division Seminar: Experimental Faulkner
Fall 2014 ENGL 133SO Studies in American Regional Literature: Southern Literature
Spring 2014 ENGL 133SO Studies in American Regional Literature: Southern Literature
Spring 2014 ENGL 100SO Honors Seminar: Southern Literature
Winter 2014 ENGL 24G Ghosts of the Gothic
Fall 2013 ENGL 128MM Literary Genres: Modern Memoir (NEW)
Fall 2013 ENGL 235 Studies in American Literature: Deeper into the Blood – Late 20th-Century Native American Novel
Spring 2013 ENGL 133SO Studies in American Regional Literature : Southern Literature