Africana Studies

Africana Literatures and Cultures Workshop

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Madison Union, Room 203

Established in Fall 2017, the ALCW is an interdisciplinary space for the exchange and development of ideas in the field of Africana Studies. Each of our monthly meetings will showcase the work-in-progress of a JMU faculty member, graduate student, or visiting scholar working on the literatures and cultures of Africa and the African Diaspora. At our first meeting, Dr. Brooks Hefner of the English Department will present his paper, "On the Prehistory of the Black Superhero,” which draws from his current research on African American serial fiction.

The ALCW is an incubator for projects addressing the conceptual ambitions, intellectual positions, and pedagogical implications of Africana Studies. The discussion that follows our speaker's brief presentation is sure to be lively and will benefit from your presence and perspective, as well as those of your students. If you would like to be added to our mailing list (in order to receive copies of works-in-progress beforehand, if available, and to stay informed about future meetings) please RSVP to Morgan Paixao at

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