'Meet the Author' hosts Harker Tuesday at Fant Library


Jaime Harker

Jaime Harker
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Jan Swoope



Fant Memorial Library at Mississippi University for Women will host writer Jaime Harker at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday as it continues its Meet the Author Series. The presentation is free to the public.  


Harker, a professor of English at Ole Miss and director of the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies, is the author of "The Lesbian South: Southern Feminists, the Women in Print Movement and the Queer Literary Canon" (2018, University of North Carolina Press). 


In the book, she analyzes a variety of literary works from the archive of southern lesbian feminism.  


Harker has published essays on Japanese translation, popular women writers of the interwar period, Oprah's book club, William Faulkner, Cold War gay literature and women's liberation. She is the author of "America the Middlebrow: Women's Novels, Progressivism, and Middlebrow Authorship Between the Wars" and "Middlebrow Queer: Christopher Isherwood in America," among other publications. 


"We are thrilled to have Dr. Harker join Fant Memorial Library's Meet the Author series to help us celebrate Women's History Month at The W," said Amanda Powers, dean of library sciences at Fant Memorial Library. "Her book is an important contribution, surfacing little-known but critical narratives in a late 20th century literary renaissance. Challenging the southern literary canon, she creates space with her work for a new and more inclusive vision of our past." 


Meet the Author brings regional authors to Columbus to discuss their work, sign books and engage with students and community members.  


For more information, contact Powers at [email protected], or call 662-329-7336.


Jan Swoope is the Lifestyles Editor for The Commercial Dispatch.


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