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221. Singing Out in the American Literary Experience

Friday, 10 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., Old Town, Chicago Marriott

Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Folklore and Literature

Presiding: Mark Allan Jackson, Middle Tennessee State Univ.

1. "Re-sounding Folk Voice, Remaking the Ballad: Alan Lomax, Margaret Walker, and the New Criticism," Derek Furr, Bard Coll.

2. "'A Voice to Match All That': Lead Belly, Richard Wright, and Lynching's Sound Track," Jennifer Stoever-Ackerman, Binghamton Univ., State Univ. of New York

3. "Stunting Gualinto: The Limits of Corrido Heroism in Americo Paredes's George Washington Gomez," Melanie Hernandez, Univ. of Washington, Seattle

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  • Genre, Theory, Method – Cultural Studies, Folklore, and Popular Culture

  • American Literature – Twentieth and Twenty-First Century

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