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Two Wings Take Flight: Writers, Poets, Scholars and Artists Reflect on Randall Kenan’s South

March 31, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

On March 31 at 5pm, writers, poets, scholars and artists will gather to read and reflect on Randall Kenan’s South. This roundtable, hosted by UNC’s Department of English & Comparative Literature, and co-sponsored by the Departments of American Studies and Women’s & Gender Studies, will feature a robust engagement with the legacy of Randall Kenan’s work and Black southern literary traditions. Join us for a lively conversation with UNC faculty and distinguished colleagues across the country.


GerShun Avilez, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park

Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Poet, Editor, and Associate Professor of English & Comparative Literature at UNC Chapel Hill

Jameela Dallis, Writer, scholar, and Ph.D. in English from UNC Chapel Hill

Tyree Daye, Poet from Youngsville, North Carolina, and a Teaching Assistant Professor at UNC Chapel Hill

Joanne Gabbin, Scholar, author, and professor of English at James Madison University

DaMaris Hill, Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Kentucky

Sharon P. Holland, Townsend Ludington Distinguished Professor, Chair of American Studies at UNC Chapel Hill

Meta DuEwa Jones, Author and Associate Professor of English & Comparative Literature at UNC Chapel Hill

Jarvis C. McInnis, The Cordelia & William Laverack Family Assistant Professor of English at Duke University

Sara Camp Milam, Managing editor of the Southern Foodways Alliance (SFA) at the University of Mississippi

Crystal Wilkinson, USA Artist Fellow, Associate Professor of English in the MFA in Creative Writing Program at University of Kentucky


More Details can be found here.