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

Posted on 1 November 2012
Dr-Daniel-Williams

Dr Daniel Williams

On the 7th November, Dr Daniel Williams will present a public lecture marking the publication of his latest monograph Black Skin, Blue Books: African Americans and Wales, 1845-1945, which is published by the University of Wales Press. He will draw on his latest research to present a lecture entitled 'Black Skin, Blue Books: The case for comparing Wales and African America'.

Taking place at the Callaghan Lecture Theatre, Swansea University, the event is organised by the Learned Society of Wales. Launched in May 2010, it is a new national body dedicated to the recognition and promotion of scholarship of international quality in all the major established disciplines of learning.

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. As well as his most recent publication Black Skin, Blue Books: African Americans and Wales 1845 - 1945, he is also the author of Ethnicity and Cultural Authority, published in 2006.

The event starts at 5.00pm and will be followed by a wine reception to launch the book. It is a free event, open to all.

For more information visit the Learned Society of Wales’ website, telephone 029 2037 6971, or email smorse@lsw.wales.ac.uk

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