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Symposium focuses on work of Claudia Tate, Dec. 7

A symposium on the work of Claudia Tate, Princeton professor of English and African-American studies , is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 7.

Titled "Black Intellectuals and the Academy: The Work of Claudia Tate," the event will run from 1 to 5 p.m. in McCosh 10. Scholars will reflect on the broad intellectual debates to which Tate has contributed so significantly.

Tates body of work spans the fields of English, womens studies, history, African-American studies and psychoanalysis. She is credited with opening up new avenues of inquiry and awareness for black intellectuals in the academy and beyond.

In addition to more than 50 articles, book chapters and reviews, Tate has edited two volumes: "The Works of Katherine Tillman" (1991); and "Selected Works of Georgia Douglas Johnson" (1997). She is the author of three books: "Black Women Writers at Work" (1983); "Domestic Allegories of Political Desire: The Black Heroines Text at the Turn of the Century" (1991); and "Psychoanalysis and Black Novels: Desire and the Protocols of Race" (1998).

The symposium will consist of two panels: "Gender, Culture and Psychoanalysis"; and "Narratives of Gender, Race and Nation." Participants will include: Mary Helen Washington, University of Maryland; Maurice Wallace, Duke University; Barbara Johnson, Harvard University; Hazel Carby, Yale University; and Ann duCille, Wesleyan University. Moderators will be Princeton faculty members Nell Painter and Valerie Smith.

For more information, contact Noliwe Rooks at or 258-4718.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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