Marian University to host “Black Holes: The Rhetoric of Silence in African American Literature”

FOND DU LAC, Wis. - In honor of Black History month, Marian University's Social Justice Committee will be hosting the "Black Holes: The Rhetoric of Silence in African American Literature" presentation on Wednesday, February 12 from 12:20 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the Stayer Center, room 217/218.

The speaker for the event is Dr. Justin Ponder, assistant professor of English at Marian University. Dr. Ponder's presentation explores the link between African American literature and liberation. Examining texts from ancient fables to contemporary novels, Dr. Ponder will show how these stories offer new ways of perceiving our world, while describing themes of literacy, writing and voice. Discussion will suggest how African American Literature models democratic, fair and just ways of being in society.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact John Morris, co-chair of the Marian University Social Justice Committee, by email at or by phone at 920-923-7140.


Fun Fact

83% of adult students at Marian self-report that the registration process is reasonable and convenient for adult students (Source: Noel-Levitz Adult Student Priorities Survey, April 2014).

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Marian University
45 S. National Ave.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4699


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