Isle of Refuge and Specters of Haiti

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.


The two writing samples I will submit for the workshop reflect parallel projects that entwine literary mappings with personal inquiry and critical investigation about the nature of belonging and global black identity within an... [ view full abstract ]


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

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Expanding Forms: a Writing Workshop


S4b » Seminar 4.b Expanding Forms: a Writing Workshop II (10:15 - Saturday, 24th March, Boardroom North)

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