Monday, 27 December
14. Experiments with Form in Modern African American Drama
5:15–6:30 p.m., 302, Philadelphia Marriott
A special session
1. “Form as a Site of Contest: Yoruba Tragedy Turns Revolutionary in Amiri Baraka’s Slave Ship,” Nita N. Kumar, Univ. of Delhi, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Coll.
2. “The Holy Ghost, the Son, and the Father: A Theory of Syncretism, Inversion, and Cultural Memory in August Wilson’s King Hedley II,” Aaron Bryant, Univ. of Maryland, College Park
3. “Urban Expressionism: Theater, Ritual, and the Hip-Hop Generation’s Black Arts Movement,” Morgan James Peters (Mwalim), Univ. of Massachusetts, North Dartmouth