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CBC Radio Interviews Holcomb about Discovering ‘Romance in Marseille’

Dr. Gary Holcomb, p[ortraitCBC’s On Demand with Tom Power interviewed Dr. Gary Holcomb about “rediscovering Claude McKay’s Romance in Marseille, a novel that was lost to history.” Holcomb is Professor of African American Studies at Ohio University. Claude McKay was a seminal figure of the Harlem Renaissance. The Jamaican-born writer is remembered, in part, […]

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Posted on 03/11/2020

Jamaica Observer Writes about Holcomb, Claude McKay’s ‘Romance in Marseille’

Dr. Gary Holcomb, p[ortraitThe Jamaica Observer writes about Dr. Gary Holcomb’s discovery and publishing of  Claude McKay’s Romance in Marseille. A pivotal figure of the Harlem Renaissance during the 1920s, Jamaican-born Claude McKay was as provocative as Marcus Garvey, Langston Hughes, and other major players in arguably black intelligentsia’s most exciting period. Seventy-two […]

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Posted on 02/24/2020

Publishers Weekly Reviews McKay Novel Unearthed by Holcomb

Dr. Gary Holcomb, p[ortraitRomance in Marseille, a Claude McKay novel unearthed by Dr. Gary Holcomb, was reviewed by Publishers Weekly. Holcomb Professor of African American Literature Harlem Renaissance writer McKay’s poignant, previously unpublished novel of 1920s black life in the French port city of Marseilles strengthens the legacy built by his novels Banjo […]

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Posted on 12/19/2019

Holcomb Unearths Unpublished Harlem Renaissance Novel by Claude McKay

Dr. Gary Holcomb, p[ortraitFrom Ohio University News Dr. Gary Holcomb was conducting research on writer Claude McKay — a key literary figure in the Harlem Renaissance, a cultural movement in the 1920s — when he came across a reference to an unpublished novel. Intrigued, he contacted the Schomburg Center for Research in Black […]

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Posted on 12/06/2019

Jeffries Authors ‘Black Religion and Black Power: The Nation of Islam’s Internationalism’

Bayyinah Jeffries, portraitDr. Bayyinah S. Jeffries authored an article on “Black Religion and Black Power: The Nation of Islam’s Internationalism” in Genealogy. Jeffries is Associate Professor of African American Studies at Ohio University. Abstract: The Nation of Islam’s influence has extended beyond the United States. This Black American Muslim movement has used […]

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Posted on 08/05/2019

Holcomb Authors New Book: ‘Teaching Hemingway and Race’

Dr. Gary Holcomb, wearing sunglassesDr. Gary Edward Holcomb, Professor of African American Studies, authored a book being released on Sept. 11 titled Teaching Hemingway and Race. “Teaching Hemingway and Race provides a practicable means for teaching the subject of race in Hemingway’s writing and related texts—from how to approach ethnic, nonwhite international, and tribal characters […]

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Posted on 08/30/2018

Muhammad Presents at Conference Black Radicalism in the United States

Dr. Robin D. Muhammad, portraitDr. Robin Muhammad joined more than 80 activists, scholars, and artists in New York City for a two-day conference on Black Radicalism in the United States. Muhammad is Associate Professor and Chair of African American Studies at Ohio University. The conference brought together scholars and activists dealing with the history […]

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Posted on 05/02/2018

Holcomb Edits Collection on ‘Teaching Hemingway and Race’

Dr. Gary Holcomb, wearing sunglassesDr. Gary Holcomb, Professor of African American Literature, edited pedagogical collection on Teaching Hemingway and Race. (Kent: Kent State University Press, 2018). Appearing in the Kent State University Press “Teaching Hemingway” series, the collection suggests ways for high school and college instructors to teach Hemingway’s writings apropos issues of racial, […]

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Posted on 01/15/2018

Moak Challenges ‘School-Prison Pipeline’ Narrative

Dr. Daniel Moak, standing outside with greeneryby Aissatou Boye, ’20 As part of the Wealth and Poverty theme’s Urban Challenges week, Dr. Daniel Moak challenged the school-to-prison narrative in a talk Nov. 2 on “Class Absence: School-Prison Pipeline.” Watch Moak’s talk on A&S TV. Moak, Assistant Professor of African American Studies and a faculty affiliate of […]

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Posted on 12/10/2017

Holcomb Gets NEH Grant for Institute on African American Fiction Author

Dr. Gary Edward HolcombBy Chris Caldwell Dr. Gary Holcomb, Professor of African American Studies, working in concert with faculty from around the nation, has secured a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant totaling nearly $200,000. The grant was issued on July 28, 2015. In total the NEH issued $36.6 million dollars to […]

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Posted on 08/23/2015