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Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement

LC Discusses Ralph Ellison with Professor Jerry Harp

Date: 5:30pm PDT February 15, 2010 PST Location: Miller 102

Miller 102

llison is recognized as one of the most influential and accomplished American authors of the twentieth century and is best known for his highly acclaimed novel “Invisible Man.”

Harp taught “Invisible Man” as the common text for Lewis & Clark’s “Inventing America” course. In this discussion, he will explore Ellison’s legacy as a writer and social critic nearly 60 years after “Invisible Man” was released. Harp will read select passages from the book that illuminate the perennial human search for personal identity through the complicated lens of a nameless African-American protagonist.

Harp will also discuss the recent release of “Three Days Before the Shooting: The Unfinished Second Novel by Ralph Ellison,” which was co-edited by Morgan S. Odell Professor of Humanities John Callahan and Adam Bradley B.A. ’96. Learn more about the new book on February 17, when Callahan and Bradley will offer a reading and remarks about the novel.