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Author’s Forum Presents: How to Read African-American Literature

A Conversation with Aida Levy-Hussen and Victor Mendoza
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
5:30-7:00 PM
Library Gallery, #100 Hatcher Graduate Library Map
U-M Professors Aida Levy-Hussen (English) and Victor Mendoza (English, women’s studies) discuss Levy-Hussen’s new book How to Read African-American Literature. The book offers a series of provocations to unsettle the predominant assumptions readers make when encountering post-Civil Rights black fiction. Foregrounding the large body of literature and criticism that grapples with legacies of the slave past, Levy-Hussen’s argument develops on two levels: as a textual analysis of black historical fiction, and as a critical examination of the reading practices that characterize the scholarship of our time.
Building: Hatcher Graduate Library
Event Type: Other
Tags: African American, History, Literature, Scholarship, Writing
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Author's Forum, The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Institute for the Humanities, University Library