Upcoming Events

November 10, 2017:  4:00 to 5:45 pm. American Studies Association Panel, “At 100:  Gwendolyn Brooks and the Archive” (with Mary Helen Washington, Amani Morrison, and Kinohi Nishikawa)

* Join scholars in a discussion of the work of Gwendolyn Brooks during her centennial year.


November 15, 2017: Reception 5 pm. Program 6 pm. Newberry Library. “Chasing Wilder in Chicago: Thornton Wilder’s Prize-Winning The Eighth Day.” With Tappan Wilder, Jeremy McCarter, and actors Michael Nussbaum, Linda Kimbrough, and B.J. Jones.

* Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary and new edition of Wilder’s National Book Award-winning novel with a reception, actors, commentators, and cake!


November 15-18. Colloquium. Universite Paris Diderot (Paris, France): “The Black Metropolis, Between Past and Future: Race, Urban Planning, and Afro-American Culture in Chicago.”


January 25, 2018:  Lunch talk at Northwestern University, Chabraja Center for Historical Studies


February 14, 2018: 3:30 pm. Talk at Loyola University.


March 6, 2018: Talk at Book Culture, New York City.


March 7, 2018: Book talk at Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston (evening)


April 25, 2018: Talk at University of Chicago, History and Forms of the Lyric series

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