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Gregg A. Hecimovich

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Assistant Professor

East Carolina University
600 Moye Boulevard
Greenville , North Carolina 27858
United States

Company Description: East Carolina University (ECU), a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina, is a public, doctoral university committed to meeting the educational...   more
Background

Employment History

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts , English and Creative Writing
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • doctorate
    Vanderbilt University
  • Master of Arts
    Vanderbilt University
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Web References
The East Carolinian - ECU professor receives grant to research slave novel
www.theeastcarolinian.com, 20 June 2004 [cached]
Gregg Hecimovich, an English professor and recipient of the NEH's "We the People" stipend, will use the grant to study North Carolina's connection to Hanna Crafts, a slave woman who lived in the 1850s.
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"Hannah Crafts is the pen name of a fugitive slave who scholars believe wrote the first novel by an African-American woman," said Hecimovich.
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"To authenticate the identity of Hannah Crafts and her novel ... scholars have recently focused their attention on the links between the slave-owning Wheeler family in the novel and the family of the historical John Hill Wheeler, a prominent 19th century North Carolinian," Hecimovich said.
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Hecimovich will do research connecting the Crafts' novel to the Kate Wheeler Cooper Collection housed at Joyner Library at ECU.
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"It is my contention that Hannah Crafts was originally a slave on the plantation of Samuel Jordan Wheeler [brother of John Hill Wheeler], before making her escape after she joined the household of John Hill Wheeler in 1857 or 1858," Hecimovich said.
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Hecimovich, who teaches Victorian literature and British and American literary history, is excited about the research for his book, "Hannah Crafts and North Carolina."
"One of the exciting things about my project ... is that it combines my passion for 19th century literature and for North Carolina," Hecimovich said.
Hecimovich is one of 16 current recipients of the "We the People Award," an award designed to recognize projects that contribute to the ideals of American history and culture.
"If my project bears the fruit that I think it promises, my book ... will make a lasting contribution to African-American history, American history, North Carolina history and the history of the novel," Hecimovich said.
Hecimovich has taught at ECU for two years as an assistant professor in the English department.He earned his Bachelor of Arts in English and Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed his Master of Arts and doctorate at Vanderbilt University.He has previously taught at Eastern Illinois University and Seattle University.
Bertie County Patriot: The History Of Hannah Crafts
bertiecounty.blogspot.com, 2 Feb 2005 [cached]
(Windsor, NC.) The Roanoke-Cashie River Center will host a program given by Greg Hecimovich, an English Professor at East Carolina in Greenville, NC.
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Hecimovich's research on Crafts focuses on her life as slave and her accomplishments as being the first African-American to write a novel.
Sigma Tau Delta Chapter Directory: North Carolina
www.english.org, 5 May 2006 [cached]
Gregg Hecimovich252-328-4822HecimovichG@ecu.edu
al.com: News
www.al.com, 8 Sept 2002 [cached]
Gregg Hecimovich, who teaches English at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C., said the novel is finding its way onto more Southern literature reading lists, at both the undergraduate and graduate school levels.
"As a Ph.D. student at Vanderbilt University in the late '90s, I read 'To Kill a Mockingbird' in Dr. Eric Sundquist's seminar on modern Southern literature," Hecimovich said."Dr.Sundquist is a leading scholar in the field, and the book was very well-received in the course.
Gregg A. Hecimovich - Penguin Classics Authors - Penguin Classics
www.penguinclassics.ca, 25 May 2006 [cached]
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