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William Pope.L, White People Are Angles On Fire, 2004. The Studio Museum in Harlem.

William Pope.L, White People Are Angles On Fire, 2004. The Studio Museum in Harlem.

Events - Talks

Civil rights photojournalism and open letters on race and rights

With Professor Sharon Monteith

14 May 2015

Led by Professor Sharon Monteith, this session will unpack issues of representation, race and rights as told through text, photojournalism and African American art.

6.30pm - 8.30pm

Free, The Studio

Sharon Monteith is a professor of American studies at the University of Nottingham and the Director of the AHRC-funded Midland3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership. Her research works across history, literature, media, film, and cultural studies with particular focus on the American South and the Civil rights movement. Her books include Advancing Sisterhood?: Interracial Friendships in Southern Fiction (University of Georgia Press, 2000) which explores relationships between black and white women across a selection of white female American literature, and American culture in the 1960s (Edinburgh University Press, 2008) which charts the changing face of major  forms of American culture throughout the Twentieth-Century. She has also edited the book The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the American South (2013) and The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Media (2011) with Allison Graham. Monteith is currently working on completing SNCC’s Stories: Narrative Culture and the Southern Freedom Struggle of the 1960s for the University of Georgia Press. She was awarded the Rockefeller Humanities Fellowship at the University of Memphis in 2001.


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