Peggy Wright-Cleveland

Demos Fellow

Director of Faculty Development

Peggy Wright-Cleveland’s scholarship focuses on the presentation of race in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American literature and its role in defining American identity. Her work has focused literature and culture between the world wars, in particular how Hemingway and Faulkner interrogated whiteness as a racial construction and how their early short stories resonated with Jean Toomer’s Cane. In 2015 Peggy began translating the poetry by Ivorian poet Bernard Binlin Dadiė into English as part of a larger project investigating the dialogue between anti-colonialism and anti-racism and its relationship to national identity.

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