Shannon-Clark Lecture and Retreat

The Shannon-Clark Lecture

Imani Perry

Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies

Princeton University

Imani Perry is the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American studies at Princeton University, where she is also affiliated with the Programs in Law and Public Affairs and Gender and Sexuality Studies.  She is the author of:  More Beautiful and More Terrible:  The Embrace and Transcendence of Racial Inequality in the United States (NYU, 2011) and Prophets of the Hood:  Politics and Poetics in Hip Hop (Duke, 2004) as well as numerous articles in the fields of law, cultural studies and African American studies.  She has a forthcoming book on the history of the Black National anthem from Oxford University Press and another on gender, neoliberalism and the digital age from Duke University Press.

Her lecture will be on the topic of

“The Passionate Utterance: Black Women's Literature and Freedom Dreams"

Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library
Thursday, November 3, 2016 8 p.m.

Retreat for English Majors and Creative Writing Minors
at the House Mountain Inn
Friday, November 14, 10:00 a.m-2:00 p.m.

Faculty and English majors, please arrive at House Mountain Inn by  9:30 a.m.