Project Title, 1996–97
‘This Disease Called Strength’: The Compensating Construction of Black Female Character
Project Title, 2018–19
"Ungraspable?: Depictions of Home in African American Literature"
The University of AlabamaReturn to All Fellows
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.”