Jeffrey Leak, UNC-Charlotte
Tuesday, February 4
Rotary Auditorium, Statesville Campus
Jeffrey Leak is a faculty member at UNC-Charlotte who specializes in African-American literature, specifically the 20th and 21st century African-American novel. He received his bachelor’s degree from Campbell University, his M.A. from the University of Delaware, and his Ph.D. from Emory University. His books include the following: Visible Man: The Life of Henry Dumas, University of Georgia Press, 2014, Racial Myths and Masculinity in African American Literature, University of Tennessee Press, 2005, and Rac(e)ing to the Right: Selected Essays of George S. Schuyler, University of Tennessee Press, 2001. On the undergraduate level he teaches courses in Twentieth-Century Black autobiography, African American Literature, American Literature from 1820-1865 to the present, masculinity in African American Literature, the Twentieth-Century American novel, African American literary criticism, and the Black family in fiction and film. At the graduate level, he teaches courses in the Twentieth-Century American Novel, race and gender in American Literature, and the literature and culture of the Black Arts Movement.
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