Daniel McNeil to Give Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture

January 29, 2015 | by the Office of Communications and Public Affairs

Cultural historian Daniel McNeil traverses national and disciplinary boundaries to engage the transatlantic world of the past two centuries.

His Sex and Race in the Black Atlantic: Mulatto Devils and Multiracial Messiahs is the first volume published by Routledge in a series on the African diaspora.

On Wednesday afternoon, February 18, McNeil will present The Strange Eventful History of Young Soul Rebels, this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Intercultural Lecture at Elmhurst College.

McNeil is an associate professor in the history department of Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. He has taught courses on media, culture and society in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. He currently is completing a manuscript about cultural critics who have been inspired by the explorative, suggestive and imaginative work of anti-colonial intellectuals in the 1950s and ’60s.

The Strange Eventful History of Young Soul Rebels will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 18, in the Founders Lounge of the Frick Center. A book signing will follow the lecture. Admission is $10 for the general public and free for Elmhurst College students, faculty, staff and alumni. Tickets are available online or at the door, depending on availability.

For more information, call (630) 617-3390.

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