Monday, November 5, 2012

Ethel Morgan Smith Reading Weds., Nov. 7th

The Department of English and
The 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
to follow 

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