Upcoming Events

Title:“Am I a Soldier?”: Photography and Identity in World War I African American Poetry 

Kelsey Kiser, Ph.D.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall 306

6:00pm - Reception;
6:30pm - Lecture

Abstract:Walter E. Seward’s recently recoveredNegroes Call to the Colors and Soldiers Camp-life Poems(1919) depicts black soldiers’ experiences during WWI. This talk carves out a place for Seward’s work within the African American literary tradition and examines how his multidimensional use of photography and poetry posits black identity and life into the national consciousness.