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Podcast: Black Lit Radio with Koritha Mitchell Features Nella Larsen’s Novel Passing

Koritha Mithcell

Koritha Mitchell debuted on KAZI Book Review’s new monthly segment, Black Lit Radio, with a discussion of the Harlem Renaissance writer Nella Larsen’s classic novel Passing.  Passing covers the lives of two very light skinned upper middle class African American women who spend part of their lives passing for white. The novel is set in Chicago and New York in the 1920s: Koritha Mitchell Oct. 8, 2012 Black Lit Radio

Koritha Mitchell, is an associate professor of English at Ohio State University.  Dr. Mitchell specializes in late
nineteenth- and early twentieth-century African American literature, racial violence throughout American literature and culture, and black drama & performance. She has won fellowships from the David Driskell Center for the Study of the African Diaspora, the Ford Foundation, and the AAUW, and her book Living with Lynching (University of Illinois Press, 2011) focuses on black-authored lynching drama written before 1930.

  1. October 15, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    I am happy with what I was able to say about Nella Larsen’s novel *Passing* in the allotted time. If listeners read *Passing,* I’d love to know what you think! I’m also happy to hear your ideas about works you’d like to hear discussed on the segment. You can reach me @ProfKori on Twitter, on the facebook page called “Living with Lynching by Koritha Mitchell,” via facebook inbox, or by email at mitchell.717@osu.edu.

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