Autobiographical Elements of Richard Wright’s Haiku: Last Virtual Seminar of the Semester

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Please join us for a Making the (Richard) Wright Connection virtual seminar – “Autobiographical Elements of Richard Wright’s Haiku” – led by Toru Kiuchi, Professor of English at Nihon University, Japan on Tuesday, May 17th at 6:00 p.m. CST. Abstract:  95.7 per cent of Wright’s haiku carry a season word. It was easier for Wright to return to his childhood memory of Mississippi, which was […]

“Facing Death: The Fear of Death vs. the Death of Fear” – led by Abdul JanMohamed, Professor of English at the University of California (Berkeley)

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Please join us for a Virtual Seminar – “Facing Death: The Fear of Death vs. the Death of Fear” – led by Abdul JanMohamed, Professor of English at the University of California (Berkeley) on Saturday, April 30 at 11:00 a.m. CST. Abstract:  In my work on Native Son, and on Wright’s work in general, I have focused on the effects of the threat of death (lynching […]

“The Global Vision of Richard Wright” – led by Amritjit Singh, Langston Hughes Professor of English at Ohio University

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Please join us for a Virtual Seminar – “The Global Vision of Richard Wright” – led by Amritjit Singh, Langston Hughes Professor of English at Ohio University on Saturday, April 23 at 10:00 a.m. CST.   Abstract: Our conversation would include among other things the following possible topics:  (a) the speaker’s own engagement with Wright’s writings since the 1970s;  (b) Wright’s non-fictional writings from the […]

Wright Connection Virtual Seminar

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To celebrate the re-launch of the Wright Connection, we encourage HBW followers to our Virtual Seminar on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. CST, featuring Jennifer Wallach, Assistant Professor of History at the University of North Texas. For more information on how to register free of charge, click here and follow instructions Abstract: When explaining his decision to write his autobiography,Black Boy, Richard Wright once remarked […]

Making the Wright Connection Website Re-launch

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The HBW is pleased to announce the re-launch of our Wright Connection website.  The Wright Connection is an online community of scholars and teachers of the works of Richard Wright (1908-1960), the author of such major works as Uncle Tom’s Children, Native Son, and Black Boy. The community grows out of a fifteen-month program funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities that explored Richard Wright and his […]