2023 Ted Rose Lecture to feature Dr. Brooks E. Hefner

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ATHENS, Ohio – The Ted Rose Lecture series is organized annually by the Ohio University African American Studies Department to introduce and recognize nationally and internationally recognized scholars in or closely affiliated with the discipline of African American Studies. These lectures provide the Ohio University community with persons who have contributed to the close examination and understanding of African and African American life, history and culture.

The speaker at the 2023 Ted Rose Lecture is Dr. Brooks E. Hefner, the Roop Distinguished Professor of English at James Madison University and the author of Black Pulp and the Radical Politics of Popular Genre.

The 2023 Ted Rose lecture scheduled for March 9, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Baker Center Theater.

Black Pulp: Genre Fiction in the Shadow of Jim Crow (University of Minnesota Press, 2021), was shortlisted for the Modernist Studies Association Book Prize and won honorable mention for the Bibliographic Society of America St. Louis Mercantile Library Prize. Dr. Hefner is also the author of The Word on the Streets: The American Language of Vernacular Modernism (University of Virginia Press, 2017) and editor of Harlem Renaissance author George Schuyler’s circa 1930s Black Empire (Penguin Classics, 2023), regarded as being among the first Afrofuturist fictions.

The event is sponsored by the Department of African American Studies, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Division of Diversity & Inclusion, the Department of English, and the Department of History.