The Tuttle Lecture
The Bill Tuttle Distinguished Lecture in American Studies
University of Kansas
Thursday, October 5th, 2017 3:30 PM
Professor Kevin Young
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This year's Tuttle Lecturer is Kevin Young, who is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Creative Writing and English and the Curator of Literary Collections and the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library at Emory University. While an undergraduate at Harvard University, Kevin studied with the Nobel-Prize winning poet Seamus Heaney, and while there he became a member of the Dark Room Collective, a community of African American writers. Later, as a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, he studied with Denise Levertov. Kevin, who was awarded the Master of Fine Arts from Brown University, has been deeply influenced by the poets Langston Hughes, John Berryman, and Emily Dickinson and by the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.
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Professor Tiya Miles
October 22, 2015
University of Michigan
Native American interrelated and comparative histories (especially 19th century); Black, Native, and U.S. women's histories; and African American and Native American women's literature. Her most recent book, The House on Diamond Hill: A Cherokee Plantation Story, was published by the the University of North Carolina Press in 2010. She also wrote Ties That Bind: The Story of an Afro-Cherokee Family in Slavery and Freedom, published by the University of California Press in 2005, and a co-edited book with Sharon P. Holland, Crossing Waters, Crossing Worlds: The African Diaspora in Indian Country, published by Duke University Press in 2006.
October 2, 2014, delivered by Frederick Douglass in the Age of the Civil War, Blight the Class of 1954 Professor of American History at Yale University.
The Education of Barack Obama: Race and Politics in the Age of Fracture.
October 10,2013, delivered by Professor Thomas Sugrue of the University of Pennsylvania.