In celebration of Women’s History Month, West Virginia University at Parkersburg is hosting “Images of Women in Literature – Past and Present.” This guest presentation by WVU Associate Professor Ethel Morgan Smith takes place Wednesday, March 29 from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in the College Theatre (room 1305). It is free and open to the public. The presentation will be streamed live at the college’s Jackson County Center in Ripley.
Born in Louisville, Ala., Smith has taught at the University of Tubingen in Germany, Randolph-Macon College in Virginia, and Virginia Tech. She is the author of “From Whence Cometh My Help: The African American Community at Hollins College.” Her essay “Love Means Nothing” won the 2005 Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Award.
She has published in national and international journals, including Callaloo and African American Review. She is also the recipient of The Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship in Bellagio, Italy, a Fulbright Fellowship to Germany, and a Dupont Fellowship. In addition, she has been a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome and a Visiting Fellow at the Women’s Research Center at Brandeis University.
This event is presented by WVU Parkersburg’s Social Justice Committee and the Humanities Speaker Series.