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Apr 6 2023

On State Violence and the Arts of Attention in Contemporary Black Women’s Writing: Lecture

April 6, 2023

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM


University Hall 1250


Chicago, IL

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April 6
3:30 - 5 p.m.

Erica R. Edwards is Professor of African American Studies and English at Yale University. She is a scholar of African American literature and culture and feminist studies. Her most recent book, The Other Side of Terror: Black Women and the Culture of U.S. Empire (NYU Press, 2021), was awarded the John Hope Franklin Book Prize from the American Studies Association and was an honorable mention for the MLA’s James Russell Lowell Prize. Her first book, Charisma and the Fictions of Black Leadership (University of Minnesota Press), was awarded the Modern Language Association’s William Sanders Scarborough Prize. Professor Edwards is the co-editor, with Roderick Ferguson and Jeffrey Ogbar, of Keywords for African American Studies.


Black Studies

Date posted

Mar 28, 2023

Date updated

Mar 28, 2023