The 16th Annual Armistead Colloquium Coming of (R)age: Black Girlhood + Media
April 7 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM PDT
In her article “Coming of (R)age: A New Genre for Contemporary Narratives about Black Girlhood,” Dr. Lashon Daley argues that Black girls do not come of age in mediated representations of girlhood in contemporary films. Rather, they come of (r)age. In this talk, Daley discusses how she uses text-mining software to investigate whether coming of (r)age is purely a theoretical framework or if there is also quantitative data to support her claim.