The English Department is pleased to announce a lecture by Christopher Freeburg of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, entitled "Richard Wright and the Locked-in Life," Friday, January 30, at 3:00 pm in 100-104 McKenna Hall. A reception will follow.
Christopher Freeburg is Associate Professor of English at the University of Illinois, Urbana. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago and his master's from Stanford University. His research interests include American and African American Literature, the idea of black culture, the American novel after 1850, slavery in the Atlantic world, and media aesthetics. His work has appeared in journals such as American Literature and Modern Fiction Studies. Freeburg won the Melville Society's 2012 Cohen Prize for “Embodying the ‘Assaults of Time’: ‘The Encantadas,’” chapter four of his monograph Melville and the Idea of Blackness (Cambridge University Press). He is currently at work on Blackness and the Inner Life of History.