Trudier Harris (NHC Fellow, 1996–97; NHC Fellow, 2018–19)

Project Title, 1996–97

‘This Disease Called Strength’: The Compensating Construction of Black Female Character

Emory University

Project Title, 2018–19

"Ungraspable?: Depictions of Home in African American Literature"

The University of Alabama

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Trudier Harris

Fellowship Work Summary, 1996–97

Trudier Harris drafted This Disease Called Strength: The Compensating Construction of Black Female Character and completed work on three 1997 volumes that she is co-editing—The Oxford Companion to African American Literature; Call and Response: The Riverside Anthology of the African American Literary Tradition (Houghton Mifflin); and The Norton Anthology of Southern Literature. She revised “What Women? What Canon?: African American Women Writers and the Canon,” an essay for Speaking the Other Self: American Women Writers, edited by Jeanne Reesman (University of Georgia Press, 1997), and reviewed Shay Youngblood’s Soul Kiss for the May 1997 issue of Emerge: Black America’s Newsmagazine.

Fellowship Work Summary, 2018–19

Trudier Harris completed substantial work on five chapters for her book project “Ungraspable?: Depictions of Home in African American Literature.”