September 17, 2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PMUptown Campus
"Why You Always Gotta Be So Mad? Advancing Conversations About Black Girl Rage through Black Women's Literature"
Ebony L. Perro is a Professor of Practice in English at Tulane, where she teaches writing courses focused on resistance. Her research interests include 20th and 21st-century Black women’s literature, Black girlhood, and Black feminist criticism. Her current work explores representations of Black girl rage in coming-of-age narratives by Black women. Her research articulates the political power and productive possibilities of Black girl rage. Her projects in progress include book chapters about Angie Thomas’ The Hate U Give and Elizabeth Acevedo’s The Poet X and an edited collection about rebellious Black girls in literature. She is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University's interdisciplinary Humanities program.
Fridays at Newcomb is a free lunch and lecture series featuring speakers across disciplines. Lunch will be distributed at the end of the event for attendees to take to go. Please note that non-Tulane guests must provide either proof of vaccination OR a negative PCR COVID-19 test that was taken within the past 72 hours.