First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Alexis PinzonFollow

Mentor/s

Dr. Clare Callahan

Participation Type

Paper Talk

Abstract

Alexis Pinzon discusses colorism in Alice Walker's short story "Everyday Use"; she shows how Walker's representation of colorism can help us identify and respond to discrimination in other venues, including the workplace and in mass media. The capstone paper demonstrates the central role that literature plays in fostering an understanding of race and gender discrimination and in generating new narratives that advance a more equal society.

College and Major available

English

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

E390A, Clare Callahan

Location

Digital Commons

Start Day/Time

5-5-2021 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

5-5-2021 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Alexis Pinzon is a junior at Sacred Heart University majoring in English and is in the last year of the 3+3 law program. She will be starting her law degree at Seton Hall University Law School in Newark, NJ in the fall. She is interested in working in intellectual property law. Her research on colorism has partly been influenced by her minor in Human Rights and Social Justice.

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May 5th, 1:00 PM May 5th, 4:00 PM

How Literary Study Advances Belonging: The Prevalence of Colorism Through Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use”

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Alexis Pinzon discusses colorism in Alice Walker's short story "Everyday Use"; she shows how Walker's representation of colorism can help us identify and respond to discrimination in other venues, including the workplace and in mass media. The capstone paper demonstrates the central role that literature plays in fostering an understanding of race and gender discrimination and in generating new narratives that advance a more equal society.

 

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