Ken Warren, Ph.D., Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago’s English Department, will give a lecture on Monday, February 27 at 6:00 pm, “Rethinking Race and Social Construction: A Humanities Perspective.” Schroeder Hall, Room 244, as part of Black History Month events at Illinois State University.
Sponsored by the Department of History and African American Studies, Warren’s keynote address is free and open to the public.
The lecture will focus on how the concept of race as a social construct has become a consensus view in many disciplines addressing human diversity and diversity. For the most part, however, the concept of social construction did not appreciably change the way references to race functioned in discussions of human differences. explore literary studies as a means of understanding
Warren joined the faculty at the University of Chicago in the fall of 1991. Black and White Strangers: Race and American Literary Realism; So Black and Blue: Ralph Ellison and Opportunities for Criticism; When What is African American Humanities?he is also a co-editor of Renewing Black Intellectual History: The Material and Intellectual Foundations of African-American Thought, Jim Crow, Literature, and the Legacy of Sutton E. Griggs. Warren also edited and wrote an introduction to Upton Sinclair. jungle For Norton Library series August 2022.his book Imperio Sutton E. Griggs Imperium Key Edition will be published by West Virginia University Press in 2023.
Currently serving as an editorial board member American literary history (ALH) When nonsite.orgWarren was recently appointed to the editorial board of M.Oden Language Quarterly (MLQs). He has served on the boards of the Neighborhood Lighting Alliance and the Du Sable Museum of African American History. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Seminary Cooperative Bookstores and has served as its president for two years. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the School of the Art Institute. In 2020, he served as a judge for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
Warren has a long history at the Newbury Library. He has served on both short- and long-term Fellowship Advisory Boards and has made several presentations at the Newbery Teachers as Academic and Newbery Teachers Consortium Seminars. He was the presenter of the “Words of Bronzeville” program as part of Newbery’s award-winning series “Chicago 1919: Confronting Racial Riots.” For the past five years, he has co-hosted Newbury’s American Literature Seminar.
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