Early African American Print Culture–Keynote Lecture and Conference Opening by Frances Smith Foster of Emory, March 18

EARLY AFRICAN AMERICAN PRINT CULTURE IN THEORY AND PRACTICE Keynote Lecture by Frances Smith Foster of Emory University March 18, 5:30 p.m., Reception to Follow Frances Smith Foster, author of over a dozen books, is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of English and Women’s Studies at Emory University. Her Lecture at Temple inaugurates Early African American Print Culture in Theory and Practice. This conference brings together scholars who demonstrate that the study of print culture has much to teach us about early African American literature and that early African American literature has the capacity to transform our understanding of print culture. This two-day event is co-sponsored by The Library Company of Philadelphia, the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, Temple University Libraries, and the University of Pennsylvania Center for Africana Studies. The event will be preceded by a tour of the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection at 4:00 p.m. The collection is located at 1330 W. Berks Street, just west of Paley Library on Temple’s Main Campus.

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