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Lit Responds to Crisis: Nathaniel Mills
How did Black writers in the US use literature to participate in the economic and racial political activism that characterized the Great Depression? The author of Ragged Revolutionaries: The Lumpenproletariat and African American Marxism in Depression-Era Literature describes the activity of the cultural networks of the Communist left and the new forms of social transformation and radical imagination the period’s leftist writers generated.

Aug 6, 2020 01:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Nathaniel Mills
Associate Professor @Department of English
Professor Mills is the author of Ragged Revolutionaries: The Lumpenproletariat and African American Marxism in Depression-Era Literature (University of Massachusetts Press, 2017). The current Director of Graduate Studies for English, Mills was awarded a University of Minnesota sabbatical and Donald V. Hawkins Professorship of English for 2020-2021 to work on a project exploring the history of 20th-century African American writers' workshops.