Sunday, June 17, 2012
Kinitra Brooks visits AALCI
Few African American literature scholars have developed the kind of following that Professor Kinitra Brooks has. In addition to learning about works by Zora Neale Hurston, Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, and bell hooks, students at UTSA who enroll in Professor Brooks's courses have the advantage of also studying the cultural implications of comic books, the racial anxieties of horror, and the gendered nuances of zombie movies.
On June 13, Professor Brooks met with our Fellows to discuss her developing book project related to the presence of African Americans in horror movies. Brooks discussed the opportunities and barriers associated with producing scholarship on pop culture. She also shared a recent draft of her book proposal with the Fellows and facilitated a conversation about approaches to researching and writing.
Brooks's presentation provided our group with a close view of the early writing stages of scholarly project. They also received the participate in a discussion about drafting and revising processes. The presentation was a key hands-on activity for our Fellows.
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