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Tue, Oct 25, 2016
Ralph Ellison's writings and relevance to today's politics

Location: Auerbach Auditorium, 47458 Trinity Church Road, St. Mary's City, MD 20686    View Map
Date: 10/25/2016
Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM (01:00 Duration)
Posted By: Southern Maryland Online

Ralph Ellison's writings and relevance to today's politics
Ralph Ellison's writings and the late author's relevance to today's political scene

On Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary's Hall, John Callahan, literary executor of Ralph Ellison's estate and Morgan S. Odell Professor Emeritus of Humanities at Lewis & Clark College will present, "Consciousness, Consciousness, Consciousness. And with consciousness, a more refined conscientiousness: Ralph Ellison in Our Turbulent American Times."

Ralph Ellison was an American writer and scholar best known for writing "The Invisible Man," which won the National Book Award in 1953. In his lecture, Callahan will explore how Ellison's 1974 call for "consciousness" and "a more refined conscientiousness" answers "Invisible Man's" most vexing—and still relevant—question: "could politics ever be an expression of love?"

Drawing on Ellison's essays, fiction, and extensive letters, Callahan will explore how reading Ellison today presents a retelling of "the lower frequencies" of American life that amount to a foretelling of our present.

This free event is open to the public and located at 47458 Trinity Church Road, St. Mary's City, MD 20686.
2016-10-25T19:30 2016-10-25T20:30 America/New_York Ralph Ellison's writings and relevance to today's politics Ralph Ellison's writings and the late author's relevance to today's political scene On Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary's Hall, John Callahan, literary executor of Ralph Ellison's estate and Morgan S. Odell Professor Emeritus of Humanities at Lewis & Clark College will present, "Consciousness, Consciousness, Consciousness. And with consciousness, a more refined conscientiousness: Ralph Ellison in Our Turbulent American Times." Ralph Ellison was an American writer and scholar best known for writing "The Invisible Man," which won the National Book Award in 1953. In his lecture, Callahan will explore how Ellison's 1974 call for "consciousness" and "a more refined conscientiousness" answers "Invisible Man's" most vexing—and still relevant—question: "could politics ever be an expression of love?" Drawing on Ellison's essays, fiction, and extensive letters, Callahan will explore how reading Ellison today presents a retelling of "the lower frequencies" of American life that amount to a foretelling of our present. This free event is open to the public and located at 47458 Trinity Church Road, St. Mary's City, MD 20686. -- Imported from So. Md. Community Calendar ( www.somd.com/calendar/ ) Auerbach Auditorium, 47458 Trinity Church Road, St. Mary's City, MD 20686



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