Black Feminist Writing

Festival 2023

Black Feminist Writing

  • Thursday, September 21
  • 12:00 PM
  • College Street Tent
  • MAP

Erica R. Edwards moderates a conversation about Black feminist authorship with 2023 Windham-Campbell Prize recipients Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Jasmine Lee-Jones, and Dominique Morisseau.

Erica R. Edwards is Professor of African American Studies and English at Yale University. She is the author of The Other Side of Terror: Black Women and the Culture of U. S. Empire (2021), which was awarded the John Hope Franklin Prize from the American Studies Association, earned an honorable mention for the MLA’s James Russell Lowell Prize, and was a finalist for the National Women Studies Assocation’s Gloria Anzaldúa Book Prize, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History’s Book Prize, and the Prose Award in Literature from the Association of American Publishers. Her first book, Charisma and the Fictions of Black Leadership (2012), was awarded the Modern Language Association’s William Sanders Scarborough Prize. Edwards is the co-editor, with Roderick Ferguson and Jeffrey Ogbar, of Keywords for African American Studies.

Co-hosted by the Black Feminist Collective at Yale University.