Brian Norman, Ph.D., assistant professor of English and director of African and African American studies at Loyola University Maryland, has co-edited Representing Segregation: Toward an Aesthetics of Living Jim Crow, and Other Forms of Racial Division, with Piper Kendrix Williams, Ph.D., assistant professor of African American Studies and English at the College of New Jersey. The book, published by SUNY Press, is a collection of essays exploring how writers have represented experiences of racial segregation in literature.
“Segregation is a touchstone issue that has influenced the lives of most ethnic groups in the United States,” said Norman, who has also authored two books, Neo-Segregation Narratives: Jim Crow in Post-Civil Rights American Literature and The American Protest Essay and National Belonging. “This collection identifies and examines this distinct literary tradition of presenting segregation. By taking up the cultural expression of the Jim Crow period and its legacies, this collection reorients literary analysis of an important body of African American literature in productive new directions.”
Norman, a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University who earned his Ph.D. at Rutgers University, will participate in a panel discussion marking the 50th anniversary of the publication of To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper’s Lee’s classic novel of the Jim Crow South, on Wednesday, June 23 at the Northwood branch of Baltimore’s Enoch Pratt Free Library. The event begins at 6:30 p.m.
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