Common Reading Lecture 2017

Clarifying the Process of Struggle: A Critical Response Lecture to Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World And Me

The 2017 Common Reading Lecture will be held on Thursday, September 28th at 6:00 pm in the Karen Hille Phillips Center (KHP) in Eastvold Auditorium.  Dr. Rhone Fraser of Howard University will be speaking on Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me.

Dr Rhone Fraser
Dr. Rhone Fraser

RHONE FRASER is a lecturer in the Department of English at Howard University.  He is a member of the College Language Association, the Dramatists Guild, and the Alice Childress Society.  His dissertation includes a literary analysis of the plays of Lorraine Hansberry and Alice Childress.  He was a playwriting student of Leslie Lee (1930-2014) who was former artistic director of the Negro Ensemble Company and he is writing a forthcoming article about the Leslie Lee’s play The First Breeze of Summer that will be published in the Routledge Companion to African American Performance and Theater. He has written five dramas, based on influential figures or events in African American history.  His most recent play, The Original Mrs. Garvey, is about journalist Amy Ashwood Garvey, the first wife of journalist Marcus Garvey. He wrote a comprehensive analysis of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s book Between the World And Me that is forthcoming in the College Language Association Journal.  He is currently writing a book about the fiction and nonfiction of Pauline Hopkins.