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Sidney Kaplan Memorial Lecture: "In Pursuit of Justice and Grace: Reflections on the African-American Literary Tradition."
The UMass English Department is pleased to announce that this year's Sidney Kaplan Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Farah Jasmine Griffin of Columbia University. The event will take place on Tuesday, April 17 at 4:30PM in the Augusta Savage Gallery of New Africa House (W. E. B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies, 180 Infirmary Way, UMass-Amherst).
Professor Griffin's talk is titled "In Pursuit of Justice and Grace: Reflections on the African-American Literary Tradition."
The lecture is free and open to the public.
Farah Jasmine Griffin is the William B. Ransford Professor of English and Comparative Literature and African-American Studies at Columbia University. She is a renowned scholar of American and African-American literature, music, history, and politics, and is the author of several books. Her essays and articles have appeared in the New York Times, The Guardian, Harper's Bazaar, Art Forum, and many other publications, and she is a frequent radiocommentator on political and cultural issues.