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Brent Edwards

Brent Edwards

Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University

Brent Hayes Edwards is a Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He is the author of The Practice of Diaspora: Literature, Translation, and the Rise of Black Internationalism (Harvard, 2003), and with Robert G. O’Meally and Farah Jasmine Griffin, he co-edited the collection Uptown Conversation: The New Jazz Studies (Columbia UP 2004). Edwards has three books forthcoming in early 2017: Epistrophies: Jazz and the Literary Imagination (Harvard University Press); the scholarly edition of Claude McKay’s recently discovered last novel, Amiable with Big Teeth, co-edited with Jean-Christophe Cloutier (Penguin Classics); and a translation of Michel Leiris’s monumental 1934 Phantom Africa (Seagull Books).