Langston Hughes Center Present: SELMA Panel Discussion

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[by Meredith Wiggins] KU’s Langston Hughes Center sponsored a screening of recent Best Picture nominee Selma followed by a panel discussion about the film and its resonances to current-day issues on Wednesday, March 25.  More than 200 students, faculty, and community members attended the screening in Wescoe Hall. Selma depicts the 1965 civil rights marches from Selma, Alabama, to the state capital of Montgomery, and […]

Of Folklore, Feminism, and Fire: An Afternoon with KU Associate Professor of English Giselle Anatol

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[by Creighton Nicholas Brown] University of Kansas Professor of English Giselle Anatol spoke about and read from her newly published book, Things That Fly in the Night: Female Vampires in Literature of the Circum-Caribbean and African Diaspora to a packed audience at the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas on Thursday, April 2. Reflecting on the genesis of her project, Anatol said,  […]

“Characteristics of Negro Expression”: Kenton Rambsy on the Importance of Digital Humanities in the Study of African American Short Stories

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[by Stefanie Torres and Jennifer Colatosi] On February 11, 2015, Hall Center Research Fellow and KU English Ph.D. candidate Kenton Rambsy presented on notable outcomes of his dissertation research in his interdisciplinary graduate research workshop, “Characteristics of Negro Expression: Digital Humanities and African American Short Stories,” at the University of Kansas. Rambsy’s work employs a digital humanities approach through text-mining software to understand African American […]

“Of Maids and Ladies”: Dr. Ayesha Hardison on Living Jane Crow

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[by Creighton N. Brown and Simone Savannah] On Thursday, October 30, 2014, Langston Hughes Visiting Professor Ayesha Hardison examined the oppressive situation faced by women of color after the Civil War and through the Jim Crow Era in a talk entitled “Of Maids and Ladies: The Ethics of Living Jane Crow” at The University of Kansas. Working from the decline of the mammy in postbellum […]