Katie Cannon

WSRP Research Associate 1983-1984

Research project

Resources for a Constructive Ethic: The Black Woman's Literary Tradition

An investigation of the Afro-American female literary tradition as a continuing symbolic expression and transformer of value patterns fashioned by the female members of the Black community. Focus on the ethical perspectives of those severely disadvantaged by racial, sexual, and economic discrimination, and on the implications of these perspectives for going beyond dominant ethical systems which presuppose freedom and a wide range of choices.