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2013 AEGIS Conference to include William J. Maxwell as keynote speaker

March 26, 2013

William J. Maxwell, Associate Professor of English and African & Afro-American Studies at Washington University, will deliver the keynote address at the 2013 AEGIS Conference on a controversial topic from his latest book, FB Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover's Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature. Dr. Maxwell's address, titled "FBI Minstrelsy: The National Security State Writes Black," will discuss his examination of federal law enforcement conspiring against, yet ultimately inspiring, African American literature. Maxwell is a member of the editorical boards for American Literature and American Literary History.

Maxwell's keynote address will be delivered at 2:00 p.m., April 6, in Browne Auditorium (Parkinson). A reception for Maxwell's address wil be held at 3:00 p.m. in the University Museum Lobby at Faner Hall (C-Wing).

Sessions of the AEGIS Conference will be held at the Student Center, 3rd floor, April 6 from 9:45 a.m.-12:25 p.m. and 3:40 p.m.-6:20 p.m. on April 6th. The event is free and open to the public.

View the event flyer (PDF) here.

Sponsored by the Department of English, Department of Africana Studies, and GPSC.