Racial Feelings

Autumn Womack

Princeton University

Autumn Womack specializes in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century African American literature. Her book manuscript, “Reform Visions: Race, Visuality, and Literature in the Progressive Era,” examines the important formal and technical features of emergent visual technologies to black literary culture from the 1880s through the 1920s. She has published on this and other topics in Black Camera, American Literary History, and SmallAxe Salon. Her exploration of antebellum data visualization in The Anglo-African Magazine will appear in Cambridge University’s volume Transitions in African American Literature, 1850 – 1865.


The panel will begin with Autumn Womack’s paper “Racial Feelings,” which situates Zora Neale Hurston’s 1920s filmmaking among postbellum black intellectuals and W.E.B. Du Bois’s experiments in visual media... [ view full abstract ]


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P92 » Haptic Feelings: Texts, Textures, Textiles (09:00 - Sunday, 25th March, Enchantment A)

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