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Eugene Lang College Ethnicity & Race Program Presents Lawrence Jackson and Chris Johnson

In Public Programs on February 1, 2011 by Ferentz Lafargue Tagged: ,

Eugene Lang College Ethnicity & Race Program

Presents

Lawrence Jackson and Chris Johnson

DATE: Wednesday, 2/9

TIME: Noon – 1:30pm

LOCATION:65 W. 11th, Room 258

Lawrence Jackson and Chris Johnson will talk about their current work.

Lawrence Jackson will discuss “The Uptown Intellectual Comes Downtown: Harold Cruse and Black Frustrations on the Left.” Professor Jackson is professor of English and African American Studies at Emory University and the author of 2002’s Ralph Ellison: Emergence of Genius (Wiley) and most recently The Indignant Generation: A Narrative History of African American Writers and Critics, 1934-1960 (Princeton). His forthcoming books include From the Staunton to the Dan: Slavery, the Civil War and an Afro-Virginian Family and a biography of Chester Himes.

Chris Johnson will discuss “Race, Faith and the Prophetic Image of Barack Obama.” Professor Johnson is assistant professor of Cultural Studies at Lang. Professor Johnson’s research interests are in African American culture past and present—as related to Jazz as a black art form specifically and performance practices generally. He is also an expert in the role of visual images in the shaping of ideas in society, historically and in our time. He teaches using images, film, and sound and promotes digital technology as a teaching tool.

This event is free and open to the public.