Dawn Roe and Susan Libby to Participate in Zora Neale Hurston to Lectures

January 10, 2013

As part of Project Mosaic, a cross-curricular digital humanities project created by Associate Professor of History Julian Chambliss, Assistant Professor of Art Dawn Roe and Professor of Art & Art History Susan Libby will participate in two separate lectures at the Jacksonville Public Library as part of new traveling exhibition. Titled, Project Mosaic: Space and Place in the Construction of Identity, the exhibit merges projects conducted in Professor Roe and Professor Libby courses for Project Mosaic: Zora Neale Hurston.

Libby’s presentation, “Word and Image: Zora Neale Hurston and the Art of the Harlem Renaissance,” will link themes in Zora Neale Hurston’s body of work with those of her visual artist counterparts. This lecture is scheduled for Saturday, January 12 at 1 p.m.  

Roe’s presentation, “Universal Themes of Space and Place: Exploring Eatonville,”    looks at the photographic images of current-day Eatonville, the birthplace of great American author Zora Neale Hurston. This lecture is scheduled for Saturday, January 19 at 1 p.m.  

This program, which complements the Project Mosaic exhibit on the third floor of the main library, is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit the Jacksonville Public Library website.