Black Skin, Blue Books: The case for comparing Wales and African America

During this lecture, which is organised by The Learned Society of Wales, Dr Daniel G. Williams will draw on research from his latest monograph, Black Skin, Blue Books: African Americans and Wales 1845-1945, published by University of Wales Press.

Richard Burton blocks thin Title: Black Skin, Blue Books: The case for comparing Wales and African America

Speaker: Dr Daniel G. Williams, Senior Lecturer in English and Director of the Richard Burton Centre at Swansea University

Date: Wednesday 7th November 2012

Time: 5pm

Venue:  Callaghan Lecture Theatre, Swansea University

Admission: Open to all and free of charge

Other: The lecture will be followed by the launch of the book and a wine reception

Event summary:

Dr Daniel G. Williams is Senior Lecturer in English and Director of the Richard Burton Centre for the Study of Wales at Swansea University. His projects as an editor have included a special edition of Comparative American Studies on ‘The Celts and the African Americans’ and Slanderous Tongues, a collection of essays on contemporary Welsh poetry. He is the author of Ethnicity and Cultural Authority (2006) and Black Skin, Blue Books: African Americans and Wales 1845 - 1945 (2012).

The Learned Society of Wales is a new national body, launched in May 2010, which is dedicated to the recognition and promotion of scholarship of international quality in all the major established disciplines of learning. For more information, visit http://learnedsocietywales.ac.uk/.

The Society is grateful to Swansea University for hosting this event.