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Leslie Wingard on “Black Men and the Crisis of Faith in Literature and Film”

Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 10:07am
Leslie Wingard, assistant professor of English at the College of Wooster, specializes in African American literature, black visual culture, and religion and literature. Her current book project focuses on the tension between sacred and secular interests in 20th and 21st century black literary and visual texts. Wingard was the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Visual Culture at Williams College from 2006-08. She has also held dissertation fellowships from the English department and the Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University, and the Religion department and Program in Africana Studies at Haverford College. Her article, “As Seen Through Stained Glass: Religion, Politics, and Aesthetics in Alice Walker’s Meridian,—is forthcoming in Religion & Literature.
Olive Kettering Library, Antioch College
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