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Professor Kenneth W. Warren to Speak

On Thursday, March 26, at 3:30pm in McClung Tower 1210, Kenneth Warren will deliver a public lecture as part of this year’s Literature, Criticism, and Textual Studies Speaker Series.  His title is “A Common Disaster and One Long Memory: William Gardner Smith’s The Stone Face and the Problem of Solidarity.”  The lecture is free; interested English majors are encouraged to attend.

Kenneth W. Warren is Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago.  He’s the author of Black and White Strangers: Race and American Literary Realism (University of Chicago Press, 1993); So Black and Blue: Ralph Ellison and the Occasion of Criticism (University of Chicago Press, 2003); and, most recently, What Was African American Literature? (Harvard University Press, 2011).

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