Please join us while we discuss Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison. This Casual Life Conversation will be led by Dean Patrice Rankine in the Martha Miller Multicultural Lounge (Room 111) on February 3 at 6:30 - 7:30 pm.
Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man is easily one of the top 10 most important novels of the 20th century. It won a National Book Award after its publication in 1952. The novel's protagonist is unnamed and never fully described physically, but his experiences mark him as "Negro" American in the first half of the 20th century. Ellison's technique makes Invisible Man at once an Everyman and a racial subject. The novel and his essays made Ralph Ellison an authority on any conversation regarding race in the 20th century, and his insights are still relevant in the early decades of the 21st century.