Symposium: Of Dialect, Race & Representation

A Campus Cultural Connections Event, A Dunbar Series Event

Date: October 1, 2014

Time: 2:00 - 4:15 pm

Location: Sears Recital Hall, located on the first floor of the Jesse Philips Humanities Center

Sponsors: The Department of English; Graul Chair in the Arts and Languages

Contact:
 Thomas Morgan

Phone number: 937-229-3456

Website: Department of English; Graul Chair in the Arts and Languages

Paul Laurence Dunbar's work in dialect is an often misunderstood part of his career; his choice to utilize dialect is often used by contemporary critics to label Dunbar as pandering to white expectations regarding African Americans. As a black artist producing work for a predominantly white audience, however, Dunbar had to navigate the racist assumptions shared by many of his editors and readers in order to succeed. Understanding Dunbar's intentional and strategic use of dialect is an important part of his artistic legacy.

Presenters: Denise James (Department of Philosophy), Herbert Martin, Emeritus (Department of English) and Thomas Morgan (Department of English).

Herbert Woodward Martin previews Of Dialect, Race & Representation >>

This event is free and open to the public.

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