Southern Crossroads

Where History and Literature Meet

Southern Crossroads Literature Lecture Series Part 1: Dr. Stacy Boyd Thursday, January 28, 2:30 Newnan Carnegie Library

"Frederick Douglass & Harriet Ann Jacobs: Narratives, Incidents of Race, Gender and Nation"

Journey back in time with Dr. Stacy Boyd to the era of antebellum South. A form and style of literature many scholars recognize as one of the earliest authentic "American" genres was introduced by African Americans who perfected the slave narrative. Stacy Boyd, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies, University of West Georgia, explores how Douglass and Jacobs use this genre, and the rhetoric of "nation", to critique antebellum notions of race, gender and citizenship with a weighted review of Douglass's only work of fiction, "The Heroic Slave".


Newnan Carnegie Library, 1 LaGrange Street, Newnan, GA 30263. For more information, www.newnancarnegie.com or call 770-683-1347.

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