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Born-Again, Spied-Again James Baldwin

April 12, 2017

What: James Baldwin, buried in 1987, often looks like today's most vital and most cherished new African American author. This lecture will explore the reasons behind Baldwin's resurrection, from his elevated place in the cultural memory of the Black Lives Matter movement to his new status as an icon of state surveillance and racial counter-surveillance.
The SMU Department of English is hosting this Gilbert Lecture Series event.
 Who: William J. Maxwell, Professor of English at Washington University in St. Louis  He is the author of : F.B. Eyes:  How J. Edgar Hoover’s Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature. His book will be sold at the event.  
 When: Thursday, April 20, 2017. Reception at 6 p.m. Lecture at 6:30 p.m. 
 Where: McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall, Room 0306 
 Cost: Free and open to the public. 
 More: Contact Mary Felipe, Assistant to the English Department Chair,  
at 214-768-2946 or mfelipe@smu.edu 

Poster for Gilbert Lecture Series event