Join us for a virtual conversation with Brent Hayes Edwards, Peng Family Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and editor of PMLA, about his work, his career trajectory, and his plans for PMLA.
About the Event
Writing on literature and jazz, twentieth-century poetry, translation studies, francophone literature, Black internationalism, archive theory, and much more, Edwards brings an amazing record of interdisciplinary scholarship to his new position as editor of the MLA's flagship journal, PMLA. We'll ask Edwards about what it means to study literature in its culture(s), about the literature of the Black diaspora in its many languages, and about why he is drawn to 1920s and '30s Paris.
Edwards will be in conversation with the host, Paula Krebs, the executive director of the Modern Language Association.