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Du Bois Visiting Scholar: Erika Williams

Event Details

December 8, 2017
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois

Room: W. E. B. Du Bois Center

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Whitney Battle-Baptiste

Erika Renée Williams is an assistant professor of African American literature and culture at Emerson College, where she teaches courses reflecting her interests in modernist and contemporary African American literature; theories of race, gender, and sexuality; and formulations of cultural and personal identity.

She is currently at work on a book project examining the folkloric tropes that recur in Du Bois’s fiction: Tales from Du Bois: The Poetics and Politics of Cross-Caste Romance.

Her publications include: “A Lie of Omission: Plagiarism in Nella Larsen’s Quicksand” (African American Review, Honorable Mention for the Joe Weixlmann Award), “Subverted Passing: Racial and Transgender Identities in Linda Villarosa’s Passing for Black” (Studies in American Fiction), and “Review Essay: Those About Him Remained Silent by Amy Bass” (Callaloo).

Event Category

Lecture/Talk/Panel Library