Charles Molesworth: African American Biography: Burdens and Possibilities - Two Examples

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Charles Molesworth
Professor Emeritus, Queens College, City University of New York
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 11:45am to 1:15pm
Dept. of African American Studies See map
81 Wall St, Room 201
New Haven

Beginning in 1968, Charles Molesworth taught at Queens College, CUNY, for forty years. While there he published books on contemporary American poetry, Marianne Moore, Donald Barthelme, and Gary Snyder, and was the editor of the Modern Period for the Heath Anthology of American Literature. In 1979, 1993, 1998, and 2001, he was a visiting professor in France.
During the Spring of 2006 he was a Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. In 2009 he published a biography of Alain Locke (U. of Chicago Press), much of which was written while he was at the American Academy. His column on art appears in the journal, Salmagundi. In 2012, two new books were published: the first full-length biography of Countee Cullen (from U. of Chicago Press in September), and a volume of Alain Locke’s essays (in June, from Oxford University Press). Charles Molesworth is currently at work on two books: a study of the relationship between J. P. Morgan and Roger Fry, and a collection of his art column essays written for Salmagundi.