February 28, 2007
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Noted American Literature Scholar Dr. Deborah E. McDowell to Speak at Adelphi University

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Dr. Deborah E. McDowell

Noted American literature scholar Dr. Deborah E. McDowell will deliver Adelphi’s James Baldwin Lecture on Literary and Social Criticism “Without the Consolations of Tears: Understanding Emotion in NATIVE SON,” on Monday, March 5, 2007, at 7:00 PM in Adelphi’s Ruth S. Harley University Center Ballroom, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY. The lecture, sponsored by Adelphi’s Center for African American and Ethnic Studies, is free and open to the public.

Dr. McDowell specializes in the areas of African American literature and culture, women’s literature, American literature and race, and photography. Presently, she is the Alice Griffin Professor of Literary Studies at the University of Virginia. A prolific writer, she has published numerous books, including The Changing Same: Black Women’s Literature, Criticism, and Theory, Leaving Pipe Shop: Memories of Kin, Slavery and Literary Imagination, as well as essays such as Recovering the Black Female Body: Self Representations by African American Women and Life Notes: Personal Writings by Contemporary Black Women. Her work has been published in the New York Times and the Washington Post. Dr. McDowell has vast editorial experience and is currently a contributing editor for D.C. Health Anthology of American Literature and serves on the editorial board of Genders,Black Periodical Fiction, and Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature. She is a member of the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History, Modern Language Association, and the Collegium on African-American Research (CAAR).

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