Thursday, 28 December
186. Caribbean Poetry, Past and Present
12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 413, Philadelphia Marriott
Program arranged by the Division on English Literature Other Than British and American
Presiding: Ifeoma C. K. Nwankwo, Vanderbilt Univ.
1. “The American Dream in Modern Caribbean Literature: Economic and Social Uplift in Claude McKay’s Poetry,” Alison Van Nyhuis, Univ. of Florida
2. “Displacing Hegemonic Masculinity, Liberating Uprising Femininity: The Poetry of Claire Harris and Marlene Nourbese Philip,” Dannabang Kuwabong, Univ. of Puerto Rico, San Juan
3. “Catastrophe and Negritude in Kamau Brathwaite’s Born to Slow Horses,” Mara de Gennaro, Duke Univ.