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Summer 2012

Summer 2012

 

Lindsey Stewart is a graduate student in the Department of Philosophy at Penn State. Her current interests are African American philosophy, pragmatism, and philosophy of literature, and she plans to do work on Toni Morrison.

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Fall 2011, Spring 2012

Fall 2011, Spring 2012

 

William Kelley Woolfitt is a PhD candidate in English with a focus on African American literature. His dissertation, tentatively titled The Folk Imaginary in American Literature, 1885-1940, investigates the competing tensions for preservation and reform experienced by African Americans, Native Americans, and rural whites (particularly Appalachians) that resulted as each group came to be identified both as a repository of rich folk customs and as a social problem. His scholarly and creative writings have been published or are forthcoming in African American ReviewIndiana ReviewMid-American ReviewCincinnati ReviewNew Ohio Review, andShenandoah, among others.

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