Kenneth W. Warren is Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor in the Department English at the University of Chicago. He is the author of three monographs: What Was African American Literature? (Harvard UP, 2011), So Black and Blue: Ralph Ellison and the Occasion of Criticism (U of Chicago P, 2003), and Black and White Strangers: Race and American Literary Realism (U of Chicago P, 1993). He is coeditor with Adolph Reed, Jr. of Renewing Black Intellectual History: The Ideological and Material Foundations of African American Thought (Paradigm 2009), and with Tess Chakkalakal of a forthcoming volume of essays, Jim Crow, Literature, and the Legacy of Sutton E. Griggs (U of Georgia P).
This event is supported by the UMass Amherst Center for Teaching and Faculty Development’s Mutual Mentoring Initiative, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.