Intersections Working Group

The Sisterhood: How a Network of Black Women Writers Changed American Culture
Mar 28, 2024, 12:00 pm1:30 pm
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Event Description

Courtney Thorsson teaches, studies, and writes about African American literature from beginnings to present using Black feminist methods. Her new book The Sisterhood: How A Network of Black Women Writers Changed American Culture tells the story of how a remarkable community of Black women writers and intellectuals — including Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Ntozake Shange, Audre Lorde, Paule Marshall, Margo Jefferson, and others — transformed political, literary, and academic cultures.

Department of English
Event Type
Senior Colloquium
Event Category
AAS Co-Sponsored Event


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