The 2019 National Endowment for the Humanities Seminar


Location: 235 Decio

Chante Mouton Kinyon

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 

Read more about Dr. Kinyon and her research interests.