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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seeks to recover the Southern matriarch by exploring her contributions to Southern culture across three centuries in historical documents, the neoslave narrative, Great Migration narratives, and post-Katrina novels.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.

Related Material: For related material, write to ajh@berkeley.edu after 19 Dec.

Presider

Alvin Henry, St. Lawrence U

Participants

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

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