Welcome

This is the official site of the symposium on the 60th anniversary of  INVISIBLE MAN, scheduled for March 16-17 at Washington and Lee University, in Lexington, Virginia.

This major gathering of leading Ellison scholars begins with the premise that Ralph Ellison is a major voice for understanding America in the 21st century. In the wake of the recent publication of Ellison’s unfinished second novel, Three Days Before the Shooting… , this symposium seeks to understand Ellison’s entire body of work, in an effort to appreciate and assess his unique contribution to American literature and culture.

Ellison and book