Chanté Mouton Kinyon is the National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Dr. Kinyon received her doctoral degree from the National University of Ireland, Galway, where she held a Galway Doctoral Research Fellowship. She has been a Visiting Scholar in the Department of African and African American Studies at Dartmouth College (2013-2015), and then a Lecturer at Dartmouth in the Arts & Sciences Academic Divisions (2015-2018).
On April 26, at 12 noon, in 235 Decio, she will present “‘My tongue is in the mouth of my friend’: Irish Influences on African American Writing" as the Keough-Naughton Institute's annual National Endowment for the Humanities seminar. Dr. Kinyon will discuss how some of Zora Neale Hurston's works were shaped by her engagement with Irish literature. A particular focus will be Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God.
Two scholars will respond:
Eve Dunbar, Associate Professor of English, Vassar College
Matthew Guterl, Professor of Africana Studies and American Studies, Chair of American Studies, Brown University