Mae G. Henderson (NHC Fellow, 1995–96)

Project Title

Crossing Borders: African American Exile and Identity

University of Illinois at Chicago

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Fellowship Work Summary, 1995–96

Mae G. Henderson focused on two book-length projects— The Interpretation of Tongues: Reading Black Women Writing and In Another Country: African American Evpatriate Writers in France. A contributing and advisory editor for Callaloo: A Journal of African American African Arts and Letters, she wrote for the Winter 1996 issue "Rethinking Black (Cultural) Studies: Part I" and '"Where, by the way, is this train going?' A Case for (Re)Framing Black Cultural Studies." She worked on two other essays—"African American Expatriation: A Genealogy" and "The Stories of O(Dessa): Stories of Complicity and Resistance." The latter will be included in the edited volume, Female Subjects in Black and White Race, Psychoanalysis, Feminism (University of California Press, 1997).