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Making the Wright Connection

Julia Wright and Jerry WardMaking the Wright Connection is a fifteen-month program funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities that explores Richard Wright and his influence on the American idiom. The program includes a two-week summer institute held from July 11-24, 2010 at the University of Kansas, and subsequent virtual seminars that use technology to foster collaboration among participants.


www.wrightconnection.ku.edu

 

Language Matters

Language Matters in ParisLanguage Matters is a national educational and service initiative of the Toni Morrison Society. Established in 2001, it is designed to provide opportunities for interactive dialogue among school teachers and between teachers and scholars, and to create appropriate instructional materials for those teaching imaginative literature, especially the novels of Toni Morrison in secondary school classrooms. Language Matters, coordinated by the Project on the History of Black Writing at the University of Kansas, is a three-time NEH grant recipient.

www2.ku.edu/~langmtrs/index.html

 

The Cambridge History of African American Literature

The Cambridge History of African American LiteratureThe first major twenty-first century history of four hundred years of black writing, The Cambridge History of African American Literature presents a comprehensive overview of the literary traditions, oral and print, of African-descended peoples in the United States. Expert contributors, drawn from the United States and beyond, emphasize the dual nature of each text discussed as a work of art created by an individual and as a response to unfolding events in American cultural, political, and social history. Unprecedented in scope, sophistication and accessibility, the volume draws together current scholarship in the field. It also looks ahead to suggest new approaches, new areas of study, and as yet undervalued writers and works. The Cambridge History of African American Literature is a major achievement both as a work of reference and as a compelling narrative and will remain essential reading for scholars and students in years to come.

The Cambridge History of African American Literature