Tara Melody Holman

Tara Melody Holman

B.A. English, Bryn Mawr College, 2019.

B.A. International Studies, Bryn Mawr College, 2019.

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My current intellectual study includes twentieth and twenty-first century African American and Black Atlantic literature and culture, black feminisms and feminist theories, and black poetry and poetics. More broadly, I explore the interconnection between black experimental poetry and poetics, performance theory, and black feminist theories of enfleshment to animate questions of embodiment, intimacy, repetition, and collectivity. How, I wonder, do black cultural productions poeticize complex, enfleshed states of existence through a slew of visual-poetic-performative strategies?

Research and Teaching Interests:

African American Studies and the Black Atlantic; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Poetry and Poetics; Race and Slavery; Race and Ethnicity; 20th-Century and Contemporary