Marc Conner is Professor of English and Director of the Program in African-American Studies at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. He took degrees in English and Philosophy at the University of Washington, followed by the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in English at Princeton University. His books include The Aesthetics of Toni Morrison: Speaking the Unspeakable (Mississippi 2000), Charles Johnson: The Novelist as Philosopher (Mississippi 2007), and The Poetry of James Joyce Reconsidered (Florida 2012). In addition, Marc has published dozens of essays, interviews, and book reviews on American, African-American, and Irish Modernism. Marc is a founding member and Secretary/Treasurer of the Ralph Ellison Society. He is currently editing The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison with John Callahan.