Season 2, Episode 3: Aldon Nielsen

LCLC Oral History

17-02-2023 • 25 mins

In this episode, Conference Director Matthew Biberman talks with Aldon Lynn Nielsen, the George and Barbara Kelly Professor of American Literature at Penn State, about the African American Literature and Culture Society, its history and mission, as well as the two panels the group has organized for the 50th LCLC conference. In addition, Biberman and Nielsen discuss the Society of Umbra with a focus on its legacy, and in particular the women active in that organization. This episode is for scholars and enthusiasts of African American literature and culture.