Racial Climate and Island Plantocracy

Cherene Sherrard-Johnson

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Cherene Sherrard-Johnson is the Sally Mead Hands-Bascom Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she teaches nineteenth and twentieth century American and African American literature, cultural studies and feminist theory. Selected and recent publications include: A Companion to the Harlem Renaissance (Wiley 2015), Dorothy West’s Paradise: A Biography of Class and Color (Rutgers University Press 2012), “Insubordinate Islands and Coastal Chaos: Pauline Hopkins Literary Land/Seascapes” in Archipelagic American Studies (Duke 2017), and Vixen, a debut poetry collection forthcoming September 2017 from Autumn House Press.


This session explores five different approaches to "climate" as they inform intersecting subfields across Americanist scholarship. These presentations will be both informative and provocative. Our five panelists represent... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Cherene Sherrard-Johnson (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

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P60 » Negotiating Climates (08:30 - Saturday, 24th March, Fiesta I-II)

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