Sylvie Laurent

Senior Lecturer

Biography

Fall 2009: Sheila Biddle Ford Foundation Fellow

White Like She, Cross-Over Narratives of Doubling: Zora Neale Hurston and Toni Morrison, A Comparative Study

Project Description

White Like She, Cross-Over Narratives of Doubling: Zora Neale Hurston and Toni Morrison, A Comparative Study

My project stems from my Ph .D dissertation, “From the poor white to the poor white trash in the American Novel from 1920” and seeks to come to grips with the literary process which enabled two major African-American novelists, Zora Neale Hurston and Toni Morrison, to give their voice to poor white degraded characters, specifically women, while intertwining class, gender and race.

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