Literature professor Erica Edwards of the University of California, Riverside will present “Critical Thought for Critical Times,” the keynote address for the 2017 Northwest Undergraduate Conference on Literature (NUCL), on Saturday, March 25, at 1:45 p.m., in the Bauccio Commons. Her talk is free and open to all.
What is the nature of critical thought in literary studies, and why does it matter? Edwards addresses the question through a discussion of artists like Gwendolyn Brooks, Claudia Rankine, and others who have worked with literary forms—poetry, fiction, drama, essays, plays, and film—to dissent to the world that was given to them and to imagine a new world to come. Edwards specializes in African American literature, gender and sexuality, and black politics and social movements.
NUCL is sponsored by the English department, the provost’s office, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the dean of admissions. For ADA accommodations or more information, contact the Department of English at x8031 or firstname.lastname@example.org.