Beth A. McCoy is an assistant professor of English at SUNY Geneseo. Her primary research and teaching interests are in the Harlem Renaissance and critical race feminism. Her article "A Nation's Metalanguage: Misogyny in Amiri Baraka's Dutchman and The Slave appears in Staging the Rage: The Web of Misogyny in Modern Drama . Additionally, she has published an essay on the 1950s film Blackboard Jungle , forthcoming in Cinema Journal. Currently, she is at work on a book manuscript tracing shifts in white masculinity as seen through the works of black women writers.