The English Department is pleased to announce a lecture by Eve Dunbar of Vassar College, entitled "Monstrous Work: Zora Neale Hurston, Zombies, and the Art of Critique," Thursday, February 5, at 5:00 pm in 100-104 McKenna Hall. A reception will follow.
Eve Dunbar is Associate Professor of English at Vassar College. She received her PhD in English from the University of Texas at Austin. She specializes African American literature and cultural expression, black feminism, and theories of black diaspora. Professor Dunbar is the author of Black Regions of the Imagination: African American Writers Between the Nation and the World (Temple University Press 2012), which explores the aesthetic and political ties that bind literary genre, American nationalism, and black cultural nationalism in the literary works of mid-20th century African American writers. Her publications include an essay in African American Review entitled "Black is a Region: Segregation and Literary Regionalism in Richard Wright’s The Color Curtain" (2009). She is also a contributor to the African American National Bibliography (Oxford University Press, 2008) and has written book reviews that have appeared in print and online journals ranging from Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters to Post No Ills: A New American Review...of Reviews. She is currently at work on the manuscript "Monstrous Work: African American Women Writers, Labor, and Sovereignty."