Friday, 07 January
171A. A Poetics of Intimacy, Liminality, and Black Masculinity: Afaa M. Weaver at 60
8:30–9:45 a.m., Platinum Salon A, J. W. Marriott
Program arranged by the Division on Twentieth-Century American Literature
Presiding: Evie Shockley, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick
1. “Liminal Poetics: Questions of Place and Identity in Afaa M. Weaver’s My Father’s Geography,” GerShun Avilez, Yale Univ.
2. “With His Sleeves Rolled Up: Afaa Michael Weaver’s Redefinition of the Black Male in Talisman,” Randall Horton, Univ. of New Haven
3. “A Truce with Intimacy: The Ten Lights of God by Afaa Michael Weaver,” Ruth Ellen Kocher, University of Colorado-Boulder