Her Hands Were Rough and Smelled of Dead Things: Louisa Ermelino’s “The Black Madonna”
Lecture by Prof. Roberto Viscusi (Brooklyn College). This lecture is on the play of female power in Louisa Ermelino’s comic fiction, particularly her brilliant novel The Black Madonna (Simon & Schuster, 2001).
Prof. Viscusi is professor of English and executive officer of the Wolfe Institute for the Humanities at Brooklyn College.
Event sponsored by: Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Understanding Race Theme Semester, Institute for the Humanities, International Institute Fund, Department of American Culture, Department of Comparative Literature, Rackham Dean’s Strategic Fund, and the US Literatures and Cultures Consortium.