"Prematurely Knowing: Black Girlhood in the 19th Century"

April 23, 2014 - 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm (already occurred)
Fayerweather Hall, Pruyne Lecture Hall
Nazera Wright

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.

Additional Info

This event is sponsored by the Lamont Lecture Fund and the Amherst College English Department.

Contact Info

Lisa Ballou
(413) 542-2193
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