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Matthew Vernon '03, "Slumbering Legacies: W.E.B. Du Bois and Romantic Consciousness"

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm

A.D. White House, Guerlac Room 121 Presidents Drive, Cornell University

Medieval Literature Lecture Series 2019-20.

Matthew Vernon is an Assistant Professor of English at UC Davis. His research focuses on the strategic reuse of the medieval past by African American writers and intellectuals in the post-Civil War period. His monograph is entitled The Black Middle Ages: Race and the Construction of the Middle Ages (Palgrave, 2018). Professor Vernon studies medieval historiography, literature, nineteenth century Scottish abolitionists, border theory, and post-colonial theory. He earned his BA from Cornell University before earning his PhD from Yale University.

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