Monday, August 23, 2010

African-American Literary Expert to Speak at UWG

Frances Smith Foster, an author and professor at Emory University, will give a public lecture at the University of West Georgia on Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 3:30 p.m.

Her talk will be entitled “Love, Lies, History and Happiness,” and will be held in the Technology-Enhanced Learning Center room 1200.

Foster is one of the foremost scholarly voices in African-American literature. She has edited or written more than a dozen books, including Til Death or Distance Do Us Part: Love and Marriage in Early African America and Love and Marriage in Early African America.

Foster refutes longstanding myths about the fractured nature and instability of family relationships in early African America. Foster has written about the resilience and domestic happiness Afro-Protestant families of the Antebellum era experienced despite the many obstacles they faced.

For more information about the event, please contact Patrick Erben, assistant professor in the Department of English and Philosophy, at 678-839-6144 or

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