This year's guest speaker for the 6th Annual Gaines Lecture Series is Dr. Lillie Anne Brown from Florida A&M University. Dr. Brown's lecture is titled: " Writing for Life: 'Jefferson's Diary' as Transformative Text in Ernest J. Gaines's A Lesson Before Dying, and we are excited to share her lecture! This event is free to the public and will take place in the Gaines Center Hallway, located on the 3rd floor of the Edith Garland Dupre Library.
Dr. Brown is an accomplished academic who has published articles in Southern Quarterly, Revista Lingua & Literatura, Journal of the English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities, Black and White Masculinities in the American South, and Compendium 2, and an autobiographical essay in Children of the Changing South. As a Gaines Scholar, Dr. Brown has written about Dr. Gaines for publications like the Environmental Encyclopedia of American Literature and teaches classes on his work. In 2017, Dr. Brown served as contributing editor for a special edition of Studies in the Literary Imagination focused solely on the works of Ernest J. Gaines.
This event is free and open to the public. No tickets necessary.