Description: This working group seeks to recover the Southern matriarch by exploring her contributions to Southern culture across three centuries in historical documents, the neoslave narrative, Great Migration narratives, and post-Katrina novels. Our goal is to show how race, gender, sexuality, and disability contribute to our understandings of Southern matriarchs and thus spark a new set of scholarly conversations on motherhood.
For the other meeting of the working group, see 441.
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Alvin Henry, St. Lawrence U
Michelle-Taylor Sherwin, U of Georgia
Sidney Jones, Ohio State U, Columbus
Ashley Burge, U of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Alexi Garrett, U of Virginia
Hannah Saltmarsh, independent scholar
Cheylon Woods, U of Louisiana, Lafayette