Toni Morrison Speaker Series–Jeffrey Leak

Toni Morrison Speaker Series–Jeffrey Leak


Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 12:30pm


Jeffrey Leak, UNC-Charlotte


Tuesday, February 4
12:30-1:30 p.m.
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.


This event is free and open to the public.


Discover more about the 2020 Toni Morrison Speaker Series here.