Professor Eric Sundquist will deliver a talk entitled “Ralph Ellison In His Labyrinth” on Thursday, January 16 at 3:30, in 1210-1211 McClung Tower. Eric Sundquist is currently Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities and chair of the Department of English at Johns Hopkins University. His 1992 book To Wake the Nations: Race in the Making of American Literature marked a major contribution to American literary studies. He is also the author of Strangers in the Land: Blacks, Jews, Post-Holocaust America (2005), and King’s Dream (2009).
Professor Eric Sundquist will also hold a lunchtime seminar on Friday 17th on Philip Roth’s representations of the Holocaust in 1210 McClung Tower.