Humanities in Class: Webinar Series

Expanding the Canon: Highlighting the Contributions of Contemporary African American Women Authors in Southern Literature

Sondra Bickham Washington (Assistant Professor of American Literature, Wilkes Honors College, Florida Atlantic University)

March 11, 2021

Conversations addressing Southern literature often centralize William Faulkner, Harper Lee, Walker Percy, and Eudora Welty, while overlooking and often excluding the contributions of Black women. This webinar will familiarize educators with various literary works written by contemporary Southern African American women authors and simultaneously provide a framework for analyzing such works within any educational setting. By the end of this webinar, educators will be able to teach and contextualize various literature written by Southern Black women in order to present a more inclusive and representative survey of American literature.

Literature / Education Studies / African American Literature / Southern Literature / Women Authors /