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The Black Avenger: a Western Tradition of Novelty

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
1:30pm – 3:00pm

Storrs Campus
Austin 217

The Committee on Speakers and Symposium presents a Brown Bag Talk with Professor Grégory Pierrot called, "The Black Avenger: a Western Tradition of Novelty."

Grégory Pierrot is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Connecticut at Stamford. He has recently translated the French treatise Free Jazz/Black Power by Philippe Carles and Jean-Louis Comolli (Mississippi UP: 2015), and edited a scholarly edition of Marcus Rainsford’s An Historical Account of the Black Empire of Hayti (Duke UP: 2013; co-edited with Paul Youngquist). His articles have been published in Studies in American Fiction, the African American Review, Criticism, and Notes and Queries. He is currently working on a monograph tentatively entitled: One in a Million: Black Avengers in Atlantic Culture.


Martha Cutter,

English Department (primary), Africana Studies Institute, Art and Art History, Asian American Studies Institute, Humanities Institute, UConn Master Calendar

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