D&I, Department of African American Studies to host Jesse McCarthy, Harvard professor and author, for lecture on March 27

The Division of Diversity and Inclusion and the Department of African American Studies will host Jesse McCarthy, Assistant Professor in the Departments of English and of African and African American Studies at Harvard University, for a lecture Wednesday, March 27.

The lecture, titled, "On Being Beside Oneself: Identity as a Limit to Aesthetic Judgment," will be held in Baker University Theater, 1 Park Place, from 5-6:30 p.m. Faculty, staff, community members and students are invited to attend; a reception will follow the lecture.

Professor McCarthy’s research is concentrated on questions of aesthetics in African American literature, modernism, postwar literary history, comparative literature and Black studies. He is the author of “The Blue Period: Black Writing in the Early Cold War,” the essay collection “Who Will Pay Reparations on My Soul?” and a novel, “The Fugitivities.” His next book, “The Blue Period: Black Writing in the Early Cold War,” will be published in April.

“The Division of D&I is excited to host the renowned Dr. Jesse McCarthy on our campus,” said Dr. Russell Morrow, OHIO’s Interim Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion. “Dr. McCarthy is an intellectual leader in African American studies and we look forward to learning from his scholarship and expertise.”

March 6, 2024
Staff reports