February 11, 2004
CONTACT: Kimberly Stark, (901) 333-4023 -- Marilyn Duncan,
AUTHOR RICHARD WRIGHT IS SUBJECT OF SOUTHWEST LUNCHTIME LECTURE SERIES
“Decapitated and Smashed Heads: A Gender-based Study of Richard Wright”
will be the featured presentation at the upcoming Brown Bag Luncheon
series at Southwest Tennessee Community College.
On Monday, February 23, Dr. Yvonne Robinson Jones, associate professor of
English, will kick off the series with a look at the life and works of
Wright, an African-American author who is the subject of Jones’s doctoral
dissertation. Jones teaches African-American literature and completed her
Ph.D. in English at the University of Mississippi with an emphasis in
20th-Century American and African-American literature and gender studies.
Jones’ presentation is scheduled for noon in the Fulton Building, Room 112
at the College’s Macon Cove Campus.
Dr. Jones and her husband, Eddie Jones, a photographer and instructor of
Graphic Arts at Southwest, were instrumental in creating a freestanding
exhibit on Wright, ‘Richard Wright and the Mid-South,’ which is on view in
the Parrish Library on the College's Union Avenue Campus. Jones is
especially proud to be an advisory member of The Richard Wright Circle
that publishes the Richard Wright Newsletter at George Mason University in
The Honors Program Brown Bag series will feature Southwest faculty and
local experts who will make presentations in their areas of specialization
or interest. The series is designed to promote interest in and awareness
of the Honors Program at Southwest and is open to the entire college
community and the public.