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EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM:

WKU WEATHER ALERT:

WKU offices in Bowling Green will open at 10 a.m. Friday. Classes Friday remain canceled and campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox remain closed Friday. Saturday classes in Bowling Green will proceed as scheduled. Here is a link to the University’s attendance policy during adverse weather conditions. Use caution and watch for slick spots on roads and walks. 

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

Faculty and Staff - Kelly Reames

Dr. Kelly Reames

Dr. Kelly Reames

Associate Professor

Office:  Cherry Hall 112
Phone:  270-745-5779
Email:  kelly.reames@wku.edu

Bio

Kelly Reames her B.A. at Vanderbilt University and her M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina.  Before coming to WKU in 2002, she taught for two years at Oklahoma State University. Courses she regularly teaches include Survey in American Literature II, The American Novel, and Contemporary Literature.  Her interests include life writing and African American literature. She is  interested in how authors represent the relationship between physical bodies, perception, and identity, including how people interpret others' bodies. She is the founder of the Lillian Hellman Society and editor of its newsletter. Her publications include Toni Morrison's Paradise: A Reader's Guide and Women and Race in Contemporary U.S. Writing: From Faulkner to Morrison.  She is currently working on a book on Lillian Hellman and is also under contract with the University of South Carolina press to write a book on Dorothy Allison for their Understanding Contemporary American Literature series.

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