"Prematurely Knowing: Black Girlhood in the 19th Century"
Dr. Nazera Sadiq Wright is an assistant professor of English at the University of Kentucky, specializing in 19th and 20th-century African-American literature, black print culture and girlhood studies. She is the recipient of national fellowships through the Ford Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, a Thurgood Marshall Fellowship at Dartmouth College and an Erskine A. Peters Fellowship at Notre Dame. Her book manuscript, "Prematurely Knowing: Black Girlhood in the 19th Century," examines the image of the black girl in the early black press, 19th-century novels, advice columns and black conduct books.
This event is sponsored by the Lamont Lecture Fund and the Amherst College English Department.