The Addison Gayle Memorial Lecture Series
Addison Gayle: His Impact and Legacy in a Postmodern Age
Jeffrey M. Peck, Dean of the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of English cordially invite you to an event with Dr. Nathaniel Norment, Jr. commemorating the 16th Annual Addison Gayle Memorial Lecture Series.
Dr. Nathaniel Norment, Jr., chair of the African American Studies at Temple University,
is the editor of the newly published The Addison Gayle Reader. The title of his talk is
Addison Gayle: His Impact and Legacy in a Postmodern Age.
Free and open to public.
7th fl Conference Center
151 E. 25th St. (bet. Lex & 3rd Ave)
4/20/10 @ 12:30 PM
Resrvs: 646 312 5073
A reception will precede the lecture and
begin at 12 PM.
Addison Gayle, Jr.
This lecture series is named in honor of Addison Gayle, Jr., CUNY Distinguished Professor of English, who taught at Baruch College for many years until his death in October 1991. Professor Gayle was a beloved teacher and a pioneer in the study of African American literature and multicultural curriculum. A firm believer in black creative and intellectual advancement, he wrote and edited numerous books in various genres, including literary criticism, biography, and autobiography. Among his best-known works are The Black Aesthetic (1971) and Richard Wright: Ordeal of a Native Son (1980).
Nathaniel Norment, Jr.
Dr. Nathaniel Norment, Jr. is chair and associate
professor of African American Studies at Temple
University, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate
courses in African American Studies and African American literature and culture. He is the director of the Center for African American Research and Public Policy (at Temple) whose research focuses on four areas affecting African Americans: criminal justice, economic development, education and health. Dr. Norment is the author of the newly published The Addison Gayle Reader (University of Illinois Press, 2009), a collection of significant writings by Professor Gayle.
He is also the editor of The African American Studies Reader (Carolina Academic Press, 2001, 2nd Edition, 2007), Readings in African American Language: Aspects, Features and Perspectives (Peter Lang Publishing, Volume I, 2003, Volume II, 2005) and An Introduction to African American Studies: The Discipline and Its Dimensions (Carolina Academic Press, forthcoming 2010). In addition, Dr. Norment has published in the College Language Association Journal, the Journal of Basic Writing, the Journal of Chinese Language Teachers Association, the Journal of Black Studies and the Language Quarterly. Norment earned his BS degree at Ball State University, MS degree at Saint Francis University, and his PhD at Fordham University.