History of Black Writing (HBW) Black Literary Suite with Dr. Dawn Duke
Description: Dr. Duke will deliver her talk virtually from Brazil.
Time: Sep 15, 2022 05:30 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)
This year’s theme, “Black Beyond Borders” / “Negritud Sin Fronteras,” highlights Afro-Latinx writing and scholarship with a talk by Dr. Dawn Duke. The topic of her talk will center on her upcoming publication, Mayaya Rising: Black Female Icons in Latin American and Caribbean Literature and Culture (Bucknell University Press, 2023).
Dr. Duke is an Associate Professor in the Spanish and Portuguese program within the Modern Languages Department, one of the administrators of the Africana Studies Program, and faculty in the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program at the University of Tennessee. Her research focuses on Afro-Latin American Literature with a special interest in women’s writing. Dr. Duke is the author of Literary Passion, Ideological Commitment: Toward a Legacy of Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian Women Writers (Bucknell University Press, 2008) and editor of A escritora afro-brasileira: ativismo e arte literária (Nandyala Press, 2016).
This year’s event is co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and the Department of English.
Cover Book Image Courtesy of History of Black Writing