Harper Studies in 2020

A conversation among Brigitte Fielder (University of Wisconsin Madison), Koritha Mitchell (Ohio State University), Derrick Spires (Cornell University) and Nazera Sadiq Wright (University of Kentucky), leading scholars of Frances E. W. Harper, about her wide-ranging body of work and current directions in research about it. The discussion will highlight how Iola Leroy fits in with Harper’s other fiction, poetry, oratory, and prose, as well as her significant involvement in the nineteenth-century African American press.

This event was part of a week of discussions for the Virtual Dickens Universe conference in preparation for the 2021 Dickens Universe conference featuring David Copperfield and Iola Leroy.

Transcript and Q&A questions coming soon.