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African American Literature   Tags: african american  

America is woven of many strands. --Ralph Ellison Epilogue to Invisible Man
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Your literature research specialist

I'm Kathryn Kalmanson, your English research specialist. Please let me know when you need help with your research!

The best way to reach me is by email. I check my email frequently during each work day, even when I'm not in my office.

You can also call me: 410-543-6190 (office), 410-845-9093 (mobile). If I can't answer at that moment, be sure to leave a message so that I can get back to you. You can also text me at the mobile number.

Your're always totally welcome to drop in at my office, Blackwell Library--BL129b. My door is usually closed because people are studying nearby, but please come on in. I'm always glad to see you! 

Office Hours

Monday 2:00-4:00pm


Tuesday12:30-1:45 pm

FH234 (piano lab)

Thursday 2:00 - 3:30


Friday 10:00am-12 noon

FH 234 (piano lab)

Other times by appointment or drop-in



This web guide will help you to locate works of African American literature as well as biographical and critical materials.  You will find resources that are available in the library (books and periodicals), from other libraries, through library online databases, and on the Web.

Getting Research Help

 Library research in literature can sometimes be challenging. Be sure to ask for help if you aren't finding what you need.

Ask me, Kathryn Kalmanson, the literature research specialist in Blackwell Library, for help with any aspect of your research!

For general information about locating and using library materials, you can always consult a staff member at the Research Help Desk.  Help is available on a walk-in basis most of the hours the library is open.  Or, you can ask questions by telephone, email, or chat



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