Wednesday, 28 December
220. Trauma, American Literature, and the Problematic Aesthetics of Voice
1:45–3:00 p.m., Hoover, Marriott
A special session
Presiding: Srimati Mukherjee, Temple Univ.
1. “Dismantling Jim Crow: Eudora Welty, Richard Wright, and the Crying Wounds of Race,” Susan Van D’Elden Donaldson, Coll. of William and Mary
2. “Racial Trauma and the Aesthetic Imperative of Margaret Walker’s Civil Rights Poetry,” Minrose Gwin, Purdue Univ., West Lafayette
3. “‘Flesh That Needs to Be Loved’: Fragmentation as Material and Literary Residue of Slavery in Toni Morrison’s Beloved,” Srimati Mukherjee