The Wilkes University English Department will conclude the 2023 Allan Hamilton Dickson Spring Writers Series with a reading by Amy E. Earhart at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, in the Kirby Hall Salon.
Earhart is an associate professor of English and affiliated faculty of Africana Studies at Texas A&M University. In 2020, Earhart received an NEH-Mellon Fellowship for Digital Publication for her book-length digital project “Digital Humanities and the Infrastructures of Race in African-American Literature.”
Involved with digital humanities scholarship since 2003, Earhart’s digital projects are constructed to expand access to Black humanities materials, as is the case with projects The Millican Massacre, 1868, DIBB: The Digital Black Bibliographic Project, and Alex Haley’s Malcolm X: ‘The Malcolm X I knew’ and notecards from The Autobiography of Malcolm X (a collaborative project with undergraduate and graduate students published in Scholarly Editing).
Her current book, “A Compromised Infrastructure: Digital Humanities, African American Literary History and Technologies of Identity,” is under advance contract with Stanford University Press. She is also developing a digital project, Infrastructures of Race, and editing the Civil War Writings for the Collected Works of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Oxford UP.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information on Earhart and the Allan Hamilton Dickson Spring Writers series, please visit wilkes.edu/dickson.