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Fireside Chat: Writing Across the Color Line (Lucas A. Dietrich)

Dr. Lucas A. Dietrich is Adjunct Professor of Humanities at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is a council member and former president of the New England American Studies Association and the recipient of a Northeast Modern Language Association Fellowship at the Newberry Library and a Directors’ Scholarship at Rare Book School. Dr. Dietrich has published articles in Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS), Book History, and Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America (PBSA). His book, Writing Across the Color Line: U.S. Print Culture and the Rise of Ethnic Literature, has just been released by the University of Massachusetts Press. Dr. Dietrich was an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow at the Library Company of Philadelphia in 2016.

This chat originally aired at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 9, 2020.

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