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Jean-Christophe Cloutier to Deliver Buckner Lecture, Sept. 19

Monday, September 09, 2013

The 2013 Buckner Lecture with Jean-Christophe Cloutier will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 19 in Cameron Hall room 105. Cloutier was a graduate student at Columbia University in 2009 when he discovered a lost satiric novel by Harlem Renaissance writer Claude McKay. Cloutier worked with experts to authenticate the novel "Amiable With Big Teeth: A Novel of the Love Affair Between the Communists and the Poor Black Sheep of Harlem."

Cloutier will speak about the book, McKay, the Harlem Renaissance, and his own detective-like process of authentication as part of UNCW English Department's Buckner Lecture Series. A reception and sale of McKay's books to follow. The event is free and open to all.

Cloutier's talk is co-sponsored by UNC Wilmington's English Department and The Buckner Lecture Series, which was established by Charles F. Green III to bring distinguished guest presenters to UNC Wilmington and to honor his friend, Katherine K. Buckner.