Mondays at Beinecke: New Faculty, New Research in African American Literary Studies (Part 2)
Two new faculty members on campus, Jonathan Howard and Elleza Kelley, will each share about their archivally-informed work in African American literary studies.
Jonathan Howard is an Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies. His research and teaching broadly interrogate western ideas about race and nature, weighing their entangled contribution to the formation of a modern world in ecological peril while also exploring black expressive culture as an alternative site of ecological thought and practice. He is an African American literary scholar whose research places the literary and intellectual traditions of the African Diaspora in conversation with the environmental humanities. More information: https://english.yale.edu/people/tenured-and-tenure-track-faculty-assista…
Elleza Kelley is a Postdoctoral Associate in the departments of African American Studies and English at Yale University. She earned her Ph.D. in English from Columbia University and her B.A. from Wesleyan University. Kelley works on African American literature, with an emphasis on black geographies and radical spatial practice in the United States. Her current research traces how black spatial knowledge and practice appear in literature and art, particularly through experimentations with form, genre, and media. More information: https://afamstudies.yale.edu/people/elleza-kelley
Their presentations, beginning at 4pm, will be followed by half an hour of conversation and q&a beginning about 4:30pm
Zoom webinar registration: https://bit.ly/34RmWMQ