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New Media in Black Women’s Autobiography

Intrepid Embodiment and Narrative Innovation

  • Authors
  • Tracy Curtis

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Introduction

Examining novelists, bloggers, and other creators of new media, this study focuses on autobiography by American black women since 1980, including Audre Lorde, Jill Nelson, and Janet Jackson. As Curtis argues, these women used embodiment as a strategy of drawing the audience into visceral identification with them and thus forestalling stereotypes.

Keywords

America Narrative new media

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