Axinn Center for the Humanities inaugural lecture by Emily Bernard: “Black is the Body: Writing about Race in America"
–Wilson Hall, McCullough Student Center
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury, VT 05753 View in Campus Map
Open to the Public
The Axinn Center for the Humanities presents its inaugural lecture by Emily Bernard: “Black is the Body: Writing about Race in America”
Racial identity is a construction. But just because it is a fiction does not make it untrue. In this talk, Emily Bernard discusses the complex and central role of storytelling as a source of power, meaning, and beauty in her life as a writer, reader, and scholar of African American experience.
Emily Bernard is the Julian Lindsay Green and Gold Professor of English at the University of Vermont. In addition to Black is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and Mine, her books include Remember Me to Harlem: The Letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten, Some of My Best Friends: Writings on Interracial Friendships, and Michelle Obama: The First Lady in Photographs.
- Sponsored by:
- History; Axinn Center for the Humanities; Center for Teaching, Learning and Research; American Studies; Center for Comparative Study of Race & Ethnicity; Gender, Sexuality, & Fem Studies; Black Studies