Old Town Hall Lecture Discusses Toni Morrison

Posted: February 13, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

“Toni Morrison: Nobel Laureate Prize for Literature” is the topic of the next Old Town Hall Lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m. Marilyn Mobley McKenzie, associate provost for educational programs and associate professor of English, is the featured speaker.

Marilyn Mobley McKenzie
Marilyn Mobley McKenzie
courtesy Marilyn McKenzie

McKenzie founded and served as the first director of the African American Studies program at George Mason and is on the faculty of Women’s Studies, the Center for the Study of the Americas, and Cultural Studies. She received her PhD in English from Case Western Reserve University. A recipient of a 1989 NEH award and a 1989-90 Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, McKenzie’s first book of criticism, Folk Roots and Mythic Wings in Sarah Orne Jewett and Toni Morrison: The Cultural Function of Narrative, was published in 1991 and reissued in paperback in 1994. Her work in-progress, Spaces for the Reader, is a study of Morrison’s narrative poetics and cultural politics.

The lecture is held on the second floor of Old Town Hall, at the corner of University Drive and Main Street in the City of Fairfax. It is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be provided. Free parking is available in the lot on the corner of University Drive and North Street. For more information, call Traci Claar at 703-993-8846.

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