February 24, 2012: Ethnics Studies Emerging Scholars panel
Please join the UNH Critical Race and Gender Studies Working Group for our first annual Emerging Scholars panel. We have invited three graduate students to campus to showcase their research, and we are especially pleased to welcome back Melissa Leigh-Gore, a former student in the English Department. This event is free and open to the public.
TIME: 10:00am - 12:00pm
DATE: Friday, 2/24/12
LOCATION: Hamilton Smith Hall, room 101
Emerging Scholars Panel
Angela Francis, CUNY Graduate Center
“After the Fall of Marriage: Love Plots and the Neo-Byronic Hero”
Angela J. Francis is currently completing her Ph.D in English at the CUNY Graduate Center, where she is working on a dissertation that focuses on the role of negative feelings in post-war romance novels. She teaches courses on love, gender, and mental illness at Lehman College.
Melissa-Leigh Gore, Brandeis University
"'Her body is a song': Black Modernism, Musicality and Proto-Womanist Embodiment in Cane and Their Eyes Were Watching God"
Melissa-Leigh Gore is an MA student at Brandeis University studying English and Women's and Gender Studies. She works primarily with 20th and 21st century American literature, particularly women poets and African-American literary traditions, and examines both subjects from a feminist/womanist theoretical perspective. Melissa is a 2010 alumna of UNH, where she studied English and minored in Africana and African-American Studies.
Melanee Harvey, Boston University
"The Sweet Flypaper of Life: Picturing Harlem as a Black Worker’s Capital"
Melanee Harvey is a doctoral student in Art History at Boston University; her areas of research include American art, Art of the African Diaspora and the History of Photography. Her research interests revolve around expressions of spirituality throughout the AfricanDiaspora, ranging from the visual culture of Haitian Vodou to the architectural history of African Methodist Episcopal cathedrals.