Lawrence P. Jackson Lecture
Lawrence P. Jackson of Emory University will speak on "The Expatriation: African American Writers, France, the Cold War and the End of Beauty" on Wednesday, March 23 at 4:30pm in Science Center 199.
Professor of English and African American Studies at Emory University, Lawrence Jackson is the author of The Indignant Generation: A Narrative History of African American Writers and Critics (Princeton 2010) and Ralph Ellison: Emergence of Genius, 1913-1952 (Wiley 2002). His forthcoming book on African-American life in Virginia, From the Staunton to the Dan: An Afro-Virginian Family and Two Sides of the Civil War (University of Chicago), will appear in 2012. Professor Jackson has held fellowships from the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University, the Stanford Humanities Center, the Ford Foundation, and the National Humanities Center. He is currently completing a biography of black expatriate novelist Chester Himes.