Tarshia L. Stanley discusses the life and letters of American science fiction author Octavia E. Butler.
Tarshia L. Stanley is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of English, Spelman College. She teaches courses in film and media studies, particularly focusing on images of women of African descent. Stanley has authored articles critiquing depictions of black women in African, African American, and Caribbean cinema as well as black female iconography in American popular culture. She edited The Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Literature (Greenwood Press, 2008) and is at work on a monograph, entitled Mothering Our Daughters: Mediating the Messages, about helping girls navigate the messages they receive about femininity from the mass media. She is also editing a volume for the Modern Language Association’s teaching series entitled Approaches to Teaching the Works of Octavia E. Butler.
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This event is sponsored by the Science Fiction Working Group and the English Deparment.
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