April 16: Scholarly son of ISU Librarian presents at next Landini Lecture

The next Richard Landini Lecturer will be Walton Muyumba (son of Librarian, Valentine Muyumba) of Indiana University-Bloomington, who will speak on “‘I Was A Lover Before This War’: Black Artistry in the Age of Terrorism,” this Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in Root Hall A-264.

Walton Muyumba is the author of The Shadow and the Act: Black Intellectual Practice, Jazz Improvisation, and Philosophical Pragmatism (Univ. of Chicago Press, 2009). Muyumba is an associate professor of African American and American literature in the Department of English at Indiana University-Bloomington. He has published criticism and scholarship in many venues, including The Cambridge History of American Poetry, The Chicago Tribune, The Crisis, The Dallas Morning News, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Oxford American, The Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisational Studies, and Trained Capacities: John Dewey, Rhetoric, and Democratic Practice.

The Landini Series is in memory of Richard Landini, former president of the Indiana State University and long-time member of the English Department.

The Shadow and the Act is available in the ISU Library as both an e-book in multiple formats (link to one format) and print [PS153.N5 M89 2009]