The Society for the Study of American Women Writers is delighted to announce an online event – an informal discussion of the new film of Nella Larsen’s novel Passing, which you can find on Netflix. Bring your reactions, ideas, and questions!
We are honored to have Noelle Morrissette leading our discussion. We ask that attendees view the film in advance and join us for an informal discussion over Zoom.
Noelle Morrissette is author of the forthcoming Anne Spencer Between Worlds (U Georgia Press, 2022), James Weldon Johnson’s Modern Soundscapes (U Iowa Press, 2013) and the editor of New Perspectives on James Weldon Johnson’s The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (U Georgia Press, 2017). She is Program Director of African American and African Diaspora Studies and an associate professor of English at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She has written several essays about Johnson’s cultural and literary milieu for Cambridge and Oxford University Presses, and is the author of the introduction to the Barnes and Noble Classics edition of James Weldon Johnson’s The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man and Other Writings.