Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina to Deliver Next Talk in Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series

On Wednesday, Feb. 8, Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina, Paul Murray Kendall Chair in Biography and professor of English, will deliver the talk “Forgotten Lives: What They Mean, and Why They’re Important,” as part of the UMass Amherst 2022-23 Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series.

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Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina (Photo credit: Michael Benabib)

The lecture will be held in Old Chapel at 4 p.m., followed by a question and answer session and a reception.

Holbrook Gerzina is an internationally acclaimed scholar widely known for her work in British literary and cultural studies. Much of her award-winning work explores for-gotten lives. Most recently, an updated edition of her book Black London was published in the U.K. under the new title Black England: A Forgotten Georgian History, with a foreword by Zadie Smith. Gerzina’s work reaches beyond the field of literary studies and has made significant contributions to scholarship in history, art history, and African American studies. 

Find all the Fall 2022 & Spring 2023 Lectures on the Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series website