Professors Megan Finch and Rachel Trocchio show their students how to close read a text--and in the process display how one passage may have different, non-exclusionary meanings depending on the scholarly framework.
An assistant professor in the Department of English, Megan Finch reads James Baldwin “to think rather than to substitute thought.” What follows is extracted from her recent responses to questions regarding her ongoing engagement with the work of James Baldwin.
Dance artist Ralph Lemon (BA ’76, English) is one of the 21 MacArthur Fellows for 2020. The MacArthur is commonly known as the “genius” grant, awarded to people who are considered exceptionally creative, and comes with a no-strings-attached $625,000 stipend.
This interview at LitHub on the Podcast Fiction/Non/Fiction features Associate Professor Terrion Williamson of African American & African Studies and Assistant Professor V. V. Ganeshananthan of English.