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Live Chat: The End of African-American Literature?

Michael Morgenstern for The Chronicle

February 24, 2011

Join us for a discussion with Kenneth W. Warren, author of the recent book What Was African American Literature?, and Henry Louis Gates Jr. They will discuss and take questions about the book's thesis that the genre of African-American literature no longer exists.


Tuesday, March 1, at noon, U.S. Eastern time



Related article: Does African-American Literature Exist?


The Guests:

Kenneth Warren is a professor of English at the University of Chicago. His most recent book, What Was African American Literature?, was published last month by Harvard University Press.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University.