Teaching transnational Morrison: Curation and comparative American studies

Emmett, Hilary (2022) Teaching transnational Morrison: Curation and comparative American studies. Comparative American Studies, 19 (1). pp. 81-96. ISSN 1477-5700

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This article is the edited text of a talk given in May 2021 for the AHRC-funded Black Female Intellectuals network. It argues that through comparative, transnational work American Studies scholars can widen the definition of who is considered a Black Female Intellectual first in terms of what we understand to be public intellectual work and also in terms of who American Studies scholars recognise as Black. I explore the act of curation as an act of public intellectualism by looking closely at exhibitions curated by African American writer Toni Morrison and Aboriginal Australian artist Fiona Foley. I then discuss Foley’s work as a ‘Blak’ Female Intellectual and argue that as such, her work should be engaged with and taught within transnational, comparative American Studies classrooms.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > American Studies
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 06 May 2022 03:56
Last Modified: 13 May 2022 11:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/84879
DOI: 10.1080/14775700.2022.2071069

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