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03/02/2006

UNC Professor to Speak on African-American Literature March 7

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 UNC-Chapel Hill's Trudier Harris will be the speaker for the fifth annual Dorothy Perry Thompson Colloquium in African-American Studies and the African-American Experience.

ROCK HILL, S.C. - Trudier Harris, the J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor of English at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, will speak on "The Death of Christianity in African-American Literature" on March 7.

Harris is the speaker for the fifth annual Dorothy Perry Thompson Colloquium in African-American Studies and the African-American Experience. Her speech will be held at 7 p.m. in Plowden Auditorium.

Harris earned her B.A. from Stillman College and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Ohio State University. She taught for six years at the College of William and Mary before joining the faculty of UNC-Chapel Hill. A popular lecturer, she also has published seven books on various African-American works and authors and written book reviews for such notable journals as "Callaloo," "Black American Literature Forum," "Studies in American Fiction" and "The Southern Humanities Review." She is working on a book project called "The Scary Mason-Dixon Line: African-American Writers and the South."

The event is sponsored by the African-American studies minor in memory of Thompson, a Winthrop English professor who passed away in 2002. 

For more information, contact Gloria Kelley at 803/323-2262.


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