Linda-Susan Beard

Criticism, Spirituality, Theology

Linda-Susan Beard negotiates between and among the worlds of African American, South African, and post-colonial literatures. She teaches courses on post-apartheid literature, and literary and historical reimaginings of transatlantic slavery. Her essays appear in such publications as Modern Fiction Studies,The Colby Library Quarterly, and the selected papers from international meetings of the Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies. She is also co-foundress of Emmaus Monastery, a contemplative, monastic community headquartered on an 80-acre farm in rural Michigan. 

Festival Years: 2002