10:13 AM, January 5, 2007

The third annual World Literature Lecture will take place on Wednesday, January 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ralph Brown Draughon Library Auditorium located on the First Floor

The lecture will feature Harvard University professor Abiola Irele, who will present "The Significance of African Literature."  He is professor of Afro-American Studies at Harvard and is the author of several seminal works in his field, including The African Imagination:  Literature in Africa & the Black Diaspora and The African Experience in Literature and Ideology.  He has edited works by Leopold Senghor and Aime Cesaire and is an editor of The Cambridge History of African and Caribbean Literature and also The Norton Anthology of World Literature.

The lecture is being co-sponsored by the Department of English, the W.W. Norton Publishing Company, the special lectures fund of the Provost's Office, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the Auburn University Libraries.  For more information, contact Alexander Dunlop at dunloaw@auburn.edu or 844-9068.

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