The Department of English andThe Eberly College of Arts & Sciences
present a reading by
Ethel Morgan Smith
English Department Faculty Member and
Author of Reflections of the Other: Being Black in Germany
Writer, professor, and international culturist Ethel Morgan Smith was born in Louisville, Alabama. In addition to teaching at West Virginia University, she has taught at the University of Tübingen, Randolph Macon Woman’s College, and Virginia Tech and has given guest lectures all over the world.
Smith is the author of From Whence Cometh My Help: The African American Community at Hollins College and Reflections of the Other: Being Black in Germany. Her essay "Love Means Nothing" was the winner of the 2005 Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Award. Smith has published in national and international journals, including Callaloo and African American Review. She is also the recipient of the Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship in Bellagio, Italy, a Fulbright Fellowship to Germany, a Visiting Artist-American Academy in Rome Fellowship, a DuPont Fellowship, and a Brandeis University-Women’s Research Center-Visiting Fellowship.
On Reflections of the Other:
"[A] lively, captivating memoir that makes an important contribution to our endless American discussion on the ins and outs of ‘otherness.’"
—Andrea Lee, author of Lost Hearts in Italy
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
7:30 p.m., Gold Ballroom, Mountainlair
Free and open to the public. Reception and book signing