RAI welcomes International Ralph Ellison Symposium

Ralph Ellison

Today the RAI welcomes speakers and delegates to the first International Ralph Ellison Symposium. The symposium brings together Ellison scholars and readers from the United States, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere in the world to explore a variety of themes vital to Ellison’s life and work, in particular the relevance that his self-fashioned American and African-American identity has across the globe.

Organised by Tessa Roynon, a Supernumerary Research and Teaching Fellow at the RAI, with the cooperation of TORCH, and the Ralph Ellison Society, the symposium is expected to give rise to an edited collection of essays. The three-day conference is underwritten by a grant from the Ralph and Fanny Ellison Trust and is also supported by TORCH and the RAI. 

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