Upcoming Virtual Event:
February 11th at 7 pm
Koritha Mitchell’s edition of Iola Leroy is no ordinary edition. Besides reproducing the novel with extensive explanatory footnotes, it offers a thorough introduction and 7 appendices that provide historical and cultural context. Mitchell will discuss the significance of this 1892 novel and its exceptional author and share insights from her editorial journey.
Koritha Mitchell is a literary historian, cultural critic, and associate professor of English at Ohio State University. She is author of Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, which won book awards from the American Theatre and Drama Society and from the Society for the Study of American Women Writers. Her scholarly articles include “James Baldwin, Performance Theorist, Sings the Blues for Mister Charlie,” published by American Quarterly, and “Love in Action,” which appeared in Callaloo and draws parallels between lynching and violence against LGBTQ communities. Her second monograph, From Slave Cabins to the White House: Homemade Citizenship in African American Culture, was published in August 2020. Her commentary has appeared in outlets such as CNN, Good Morning America, The Huffington Post, NBC News, PBS Newshour, and NPR’s Morning Edition. Mitchell is also editor of the Broadview Edition of Frances Harper’s 1892 novel Iola Leroy. On Twitter, she’s @ProfKori.
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