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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
Cheryl Wall's edited volume, Changing Our Own Words, is comprised of the proceedings of a conference held at Rutgers University in October 1987 entitled "Changing Our Own Words: A Symposium on Criticism, Theory, and Literature by Black Women." A group of scholars and critics -- who included Abena P. A. Busia, Barbara Christian, Mae Gwendolyn Henderson, Gloria T. Bull, Deborah E. McDowell, Valerie Smith, Hortense J. Spillers, Claudia Tate, Cheryl A. Wall, and Susan Willis -- were asked to reflect upon such questions as: What are the most fruitful contexts for the analysis of writing by black women? What can be learned from recent developments in literary theory? Can and should theories particular to black women's writings be developed? If so, what would the source of such theories be?
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