Gender issues in the twentieth century African writers

Gender issues in the twentieth century African writers

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Cunningham Memorial Library, Events Area




(812) 237-2606


In this session, students from English 436 (World Literature‹Literature of the African Diaspora, taught by Dr. Keith Byerman) will consider the ways both women and men writers from Africa and the African Diaspora represent their female characters in fiction.


John Myles Hesse (Madison); majoring in theater and English, with a career goal of a Ph.D. in English or theater;

Samuel Grant (Terre Haute); majoring in English education, who plans on graduate work in literary studies;

Gabrielle Comelleri (Bayonne, NJ); majoring in English, minoring in international studies, who plans on working in publishing;

Mason Moton (Kokomo and Indianapolis); majoring in English,  who plans on becoming a community organizer and writer;

Sidney Goffinet (Branchville); who is majoring in English teaching.

Part of Women's History Month Colloquium. Full schedule available at

Sponsors: Department of Multimedia Studies/Gender Studies Program, Cunningham Memorial Library, Women¹s Resource Center, Office of the President