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Dawn Skorczewski and Erin Russell will host an evening of poetry reading focused on Black History Month as part of "Baldwin Series 2020-2021: The intersection of Race, Gender, Class, and the Nation" taking place at AUC.

Detail Summary
Date 24 February 2021
Time 18:00 -19:30

Abstract

Black History Month traces its origins to a celebration of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln’s birthdays in 1926. Today, the celebration of Black History Month extends around the globe. Celebrate with us and bring a poem or short passage to read! Email dawnskor@brandeis.edu to reserve your place.

Speakers

Dawn Skorczewski is a Research Professor of English Emerita at Brandeis University and Clue+Fellow at VU Amsterdam. She studies Literature in the old-fashioned way, one slow sentence at a time. Her most recent books and articles consider psychoanalytic approaches to poetry, art and Holocaust testimony.

Erin Russell teaches Big Books World Literature and Media Psychology at AUC (amongst others). Having studied English literature at the University of Toronto, she completed her MA (2005) at McGill University. She is an award-winning poet, including the 2019 Able Muse Write Prize for Fiction and the 2019 Patricia Goedicke Prize in Poetry from Cutbank, University of Montana.

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Convenor

Dr. Lara Mazurski

Black History Month Poetry Reading AUC