Year of James Baldwin: Keith Clark - A Very Nice Boy, Very Quick & Dark: Masculinity, Sexuality, and Race
Scuppernong's Year of James Baldwin
Keith Clark - A Very Nice Boy, Very Quick & Dark: Masculinity, Sexuality, and Race
Sunday, October 8, 3pm
Keith Clark is Professor of English and African and African American Studies at George Mason University. He earned a B.A. from the College of William and Mary (1985) and a Ph.D. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1993). He is the author of Black Manhood in James Baldwin, Ernest J. Gaines and August Wilson(2002) and editor of Contemporary Black Men's Fiction and Drama(2001), both published by the University of Illinois Press. His latest book, The Radical Fiction of Ann Petry, was published in Spring 2013 by the Louisiana State University Press. His critical and pedagogical essays and book reviews have appeared in Callaloo, African American Review, The Oxford Companion to African American Literature, Resources for American Literary Study, American Writers V, and Modern Drama. His teaching interests include masculinity/sexuality studies, the black bildungsroman, and the African American short story. In addition to his academic interests, he is involved in several community service projects related to mentoring, tutoring, and hospice.