West Virginia University at Parkersburg
WVU Parkersburg president to give presentation on "Important Moments in African-American Literary History."
CONTACT: President's Office, 304-424-8200.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
In observance of Black History Month, West Virginia University at Parkersburg will present a free program Thursday (Feb. 17) entitled "A Walk Through Time: Important Moments in African-American Literary History."
Presenter will be WVU Parkersburg President Marie Foster Gnage. The talk will be given at noon in Room 2536-38. The program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will follow the presentation which is co-sponsored by the college's Social Justice committee and the Humanities Division Speakers Series.
Dr. Gnage became the sixth president of WVU Parkersburg in July of 2004. She also serves as a regional vice president of WVU. She earned her bachelorís degree in English from Alcorn A&M College, her master's in English from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, and her doctorate in English (American Literature) from The Florida State University. Her publications include: "Voice, Mind, Self: Mother and Daughter Relationships in Amy Tanís Fiction," in Women of Color; "Book Review: Portrait by Naomi Madgett Long," and A Bibliography of Southern Black Creative Writers, 1829 Ė 1953.
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