Live, in-studio interview with Vermont author and UVM faculty member Emily Bernard, with her new book, Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine (Knopf).

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The Gray Edges of Blackness

Episode #79: Emily Bernard’s essays explore her own experience of race in America

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The Upside VT: Body of Work with Emily Bernard
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You'll Find 12 Fresh And Unforgettable Essays In 'Black Is The Body'

Heard on  Fresh Air with Maureen Corrigan

NPR’s “On Point”

With Meghna Chakrabarti. African-American writer Emily Bernard was stabbed by a white man. She tells the story of how it transformed her in the new memoir, "Black is the Body."

This is the Author

S4 E01: In this episode, meet memoirist Dani Shapiro, author Soniah Kamal, and professor Emily Bernard. From fearless family memoirs to updating classic fiction to reflect her own culture, each of these authors’ works share deeply personal pieces of themselves.

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Emily Bernard has stories to tell. Some are hers and some were passed down by family members, but all of them connect in a deeply personal way to her sense of being as a black woman in America. The essays are collected in a new book called "Black Is the Body: Stories From My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine.”


Bestselling author Ann Patchett gives her must-read book recommendations

The international bestselling author talks about her first children's book, "Lambslide."

Meet, Greet & Discuss: Black Is The Body - 'Stories from My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time and Mine'

Meet, Greet & Discuss: Black Is The Body - 'Stories from My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time and Mine' - by author Emily Bernard

UVM RODAY: Black is the Body

Race, trauma and family unfold in Professor Emily Bernard’s new book

Black is the Body

Professor Emily Bernard talked about her book, Black Is the Body: Stories of My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and Mine, in which she reflected on her experiences growing up black in America.

Emily Bernard: "Black is the Body" Book Launch

Join Emily Bernard to celebrate the launch of her new book, Black is the Body.


Emily Bernard, Professor of English and Ethnic Studies at UVM has written about interracial friendships, the Harlem Renaissance, and most recently, Michelle Obama.

Emily Bernard: 4 Saints in 3 Acts

Emily Bernard presents a talk entitled '4 Saints In 3 Acts: Gertrude Stein, The Harlem Renaissance & The Politics Of Race And Representation' delivered at The Photographers' Gallery on Wednesday 25 October 2017 on the occasion of the exhibition 4 Saints in 3 Acts: A Snapshot of the American Avant-Garde (20 October 2017 - 11 February 2018).

First Wednesdays: Emily Bernard

UVM professor Emily Bernard looks at the power and potential of interracial friendships in a talk at Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury on November 2, 2011. Her talk, "Some of My Best Friends: The Power of Interracial Friendship," is part of the Vermont Humanities Council's First Wednesdays lecture series.

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Emily Bernard; Interracial Love – Living the Difference

Emily Bernard teaches in the English department at the University of Vermont. On today’s program, we discuss Emily’s essay “Interstates,” a story about identity, race, and belonging.

1st Wedesdays: Delicious to the Ear

UVM professor Emily Bernard looks at the transformation of beloved poet and activist Maya Angelou in a talk at Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro on January 7, 2015 entitled “Delicious to the Ear: The Inspiring Voice of Maya Angelou,” part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series. Before she became an internationally revered poet, memoirist, and activist, Maya Angelou was mute for five years as a child. Bernard will explain how poetry awakened Angelou’s voice, a voice that transformed a history of trauma into inspiration and beauty.