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Black Love: A Symposium – The 80th Anniversary of Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God

Guidelines for Submissions: please send an abstract of 250 words in Times-New Roman size 12 font and a brief two-page CV to [email protected] On September 18, 1937, Zora Neale Hurston’s seminal novel Their Eyes Were Watching God was published. It initially received tepid praise, at best, along with needlessly harsh criticism from fellow fiction writer […]

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CLA Partners with Howard University and the Project on the History of Black Writing for $100,000 NEH Grant

March 3, 2016 The Howard University Department of English has received a $100,000 HBCU Humanities Initiative grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. These funds will support “Seshat: A Howard University Digital Humanities Initiative,” a year-long project that generates new digital humanities data in African-American literary studies and introduces faculty to digital humanities tools […]

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