Keith Miller

Video: Keith Miller, 'Rethinking Malcolm X: The Archives Refute the National Memory of an Icon'

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Bruce Matsunaga

On Friday, October 9, 2015, the Americanist Reading Group hosted an Archival Faculty Talk by Keith Miller and Eric Wertheimer, scholars in the field of American Studies and Department of English faculty members at Arizona State University. 

In this seminar, Miller and Wertheimer discussed their experiences with archival material and what the process of archiving means to their literary scholarship. Their talks illustrated archiving as one of the fundamental aspects of academic work. Miller specializes in the American Civil Rights movement and his talk, "Rethinking Malcolm X: The Archives Refute the National Memory of an Icon" reflects that interest.

Video available here.