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February 22, 2013

Cultural studies program highlights African-American literature

MILLEDGEVILLE — Explore and learn about how African-American literature is developing as the Africana Studies Program at Georgia College welcomes Dr. Maryema Graham, distinguished professor at the University of Kansas.

Graham will serve as the keynote speaker for the Public Talk held at 4 p.m. Monday in the Arts and Sciences Auditorium.

For the last several years, the Africana Studies Program has worked to bring speakers to campus that focus on contemporary issues.

“Africana Studies is an interdisciplinary field, so we always expect that the lectures we sponsor will be relevant for the campus community and the Milledgeville community because they cover many different areas of study,” said Dr. Beauty Bragg, associate professor of English.

Graham’s talk titled, “Incidents in the Life of the Black Book: A Narrative for the Twenty-first Century” discusses the impact of technological developments in black literary production. She will also explain how digital technology can be used in the study of African-American literature.

“We hope that those who attend will see some of the latest developments in African-American literature as well as see the variety of approaches and topics that may be taken up in the field of Africana studies,” said Bragg.

For more information, email beauty.bragg@gcsu.edu.

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