November 19, 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. 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.