Freedom and Responsibility in Ralph Ellison’s “Invisible Man”


Conferees read Ralph Ellison's novel The Invisible Man for themes of freedom, responsibility, recognition, and the American Dream. The rights and obligations of American citizenship as they are linked to questions of individual liberty and group identity were also considered.


Conference Readings

Ellison, Ralph. Invisible Man. New York: Vintage International, 1995.

Ellison, Ralph. The Collected Essays of Ralph Ellison. Edited by John F. Callahan. New York: Modern Library, 2003.