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Forum planned on recent Spillers book, Feb. 26

A forum on "'Black, White and In Color: Essays on American Literature and Culture' by Hortense Spillers" is planned for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture.

Spillers, the Frederick J. Whiton Professor of English at Cornell University, is considered one of the most influential and inspiring black critics of the past 20 years. "Black, White and In Color," published last year by the University of Chicago Press, is the first major collection of her essays, ranging from her work in the early 1980s, in which she pioneered radically different approaches to reading African American literature, to her turn to cultural studies in the 1990s.

Four scholars will speak during the forum, after which Spillers will respond. The commentators will be: Nahum Chandler of Johns Hopkins University; Farah Jasmine Griffin of Columbia University; and Eddie Glaude and Claudia Brodsky of Princeton.

The event is sponsored by the Program in African American Studies and the Department of English. For more information, contact Noliwe Rooks .

Contact: Ruth Stevens (609) 258-3601

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