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01-29-18  Jeanine Staples: Voices of the Fragmented Selves

The Revelations of Asher: Toward Supreme Love in Self is an endarkened, feminist, new literacies event. It critically and creatively explores Black womens terror in love. With poetry, prose, and analytic memos, Jeanine Staples shows how a group of Black womens talk and writings about relationships revealed epistemological and ontological revelations, after 9/11. These revelations are presented in the context of a third wave new literacies framework. They are voiced and storied dynamically by the womens seven fragmented selves. Through the selves, we learn the five ways the women lived as lovers.

Jeanine M. Staples is Associate Professor of Literacy and Language, African American Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at The Pennsylvania State University. She is a board member of the Africana Research Center there and was named a research fellow of the Social Science Research Institute/Children, Youth, and Family Consortium (SSRI/CYFC). Dr. Staples earned her Ed.D. at the University of Pennsylvania, where she was given the Ralph C. Preston Award for Scholarship in Teaching and Literacy Research in the Service of Social Justice.

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