"Race and the Modern Marriage Plot"
Aneeka A. Henderson
Pembroke Center Affiliated Scholar in Residence
Assistant Professor of Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
5:30 pm, Pembroke Hall 305
Henderson explores the ways depictions of romance tropes and the marriage plot in a variety of texts negotiate political policies apotheosizing and regulating heterosexual marriage. She suggests the marriage plot in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries is an indispensable mechanism for reassessing and unearthing how black women's bodies and family formation have become increasingly politicized and made public.
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