Carnegie Mellon University

Black History Month

February 27, 2018

Professors’ Black History Month Picks of Oft-Overlooked Authors

Recently, Department of English professors were asked to create a list of great black authors every student should know to recognize Black History Month. Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature Noémie Ndiaye, who studies representations of race in early modern European drama, and Visiting Assistant Professor of English Gregory Laksi, who studies racial narratives of the American postbellum era, provided their choices along with commentary on what makes these authors worth revisiting today.

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