Thursday, June 9, 2011

African American Literatures and Cultures Institute 2011

Institute Fellows and supporters at the opening reception
We opened the second year of the African American Literatures and Cultures Institute (AALCI) this past Sunday on the campus of the University of Texas at San Antonio. Our fearless leader Joycelyn Moody brought things together again, and so we're off and running.

We have a group of 8 Institute Fellows from various universities--Cornell, Fisk University, Jackson State, Morehouse College, Mulhenberg College, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, UC Riverside, and Wellesley College.

So far, we've been discussing poetry, the Middle Passage or "the most magnificent drama," as DuBois described it, Malcolm X, black feminism, and digital humanities.

In the coming days, we'll start including updates of our activities and progress. Stay tuned.

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