Hollis Robbins

Hollis Robbins

Dean of Humanities at the University of Utah

Hollis Robbins is a noted scholar of nineteenth-century American and African American literature, newspapers, film, and poetry. Her most recent book, Forms of Contention: Influence and the African American Sonnet Tradition (2020), explores the interrelationship of influence, double consciousness, canon-formation, and poetic form. She is the
Co-Director/Managing Editor of the Black Periodical Literature
Project at Harvard University and has won or been involved with numerous Mellon and NEH Digital Humanities grants in support of Black Press research.

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Edward J. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B

Feature Panel #1—Double Consciousness, Double Blind: Race and Cultural Desire Through a Girardian Lens

Hollis Robbins
Thomas Chatterton Williams
Coleman Hughes
Lester Spence