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232. The Lost Years: African American Literature and Culture, 1940–60

Friday, 6 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., 310, WSCC

Program arranged by the Division on Black American Literature and Culture

Presiding: Ayesha Hardison, Ohio Univ., Athens

1. "The Beginning of Plan B: Chester Himes, Malcolm X, and the Foreign Ground of Literary Black Nationalism," Lawrence Jackson, Emory Univ.

2. "About Face: Portraiture, Celebrity, and African American Authorship during the 1940s and 1950s," Jacqueline D. Goldsby, Yale Univ.

3. "Sympathy and Privacy in the Postwar African American White-Life Novel," John C. Charles, North Carolina State Univ.

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  • American Literature – General

  • American Literature – Twentieth and Twenty-First Century

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