Corey Hickner-Johnson is a doctoral candidate in English and certificate student in Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies at the University of Iowa where she teaches in the Rhetoric Department. Her research interests include 19th/20th century American Literature, diverse feminist cultural studies, dress/fashion studies, embodiment and affect.

Beyond the Boundaries of Time and Text: Recovering Oral Traditions in American Women’s Writing

The penultimate post in the series, courtesy of SSAWW, is written by Corey Hickner-Johnson and examines the theme of recovery through three writers (Margaret Walker, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Kao Kalia Yang) who reclaim their own family and cultural stories and histories through fiction. Continue reading