George Hovis, Associate Professor of English, presents paper at the annual conference of the South Atlantic Modern Languages Association

George Hovis, Associate Professor of English, presented a paper entitled “Race Change and Revolution in Clyde Edgerton’s The Night Train” at the 88th annual conference of the South Atlantic Modern Languages Association, Nov. 4-6, in Jacksonville, Florida.  Dr. Hovis’s paper applied Critical Race Theory, especially Derrick Bell’s theory of Interest Convergence, to Edgerton’s novel, which addresses civil rights conflict in North Carolina in 1963.