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21. Literary Sociologies of Race and Ethnicity

Thursday, 9 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Lincolnshire, Chicago Marriott

Program arranged by the Division on Ethnic Studies in Language and Literature

Presiding: Richard T. Rodríguez, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana

1. "'Bundles, Fragrant Cheese, and Unimaginable Sausages': M. E. Ravage's Composite American and Early-Twentieth-Century Americanization," Cristina Stanciu, Virginia Commonwealth Univ.

2. "Chester Himes and Horace Cayton: The Strange Fruit of Embattled Fear in Lonely Crusade," Dominick Rolle, Emory Univ.

3. "Decaying Logics of the Color Line: Jean Toomer, Charles S. Johnson, and the Function of Poor Whites," Christina Belcher, Univ. of Southern California

4. "Houses and Hysteresis: Status Symbols and Temporality in Dorothy West's The Living Is Easy and Paule Marshall's Brown Girl, Brownstones," Elda María Román, Stanford Univ.


  • American Literature – Twentieth and Twenty-First Century

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