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Wednesday, 28 December

255. From Bebop to Hip-Hop: Breaking the Cultural Divide I

3:30–4:45 p.m., Harding, Marriott

Program arranged by the College Language Association

Presiding: Booker T. Anthony, Fayetteville State Univ.

1. “Hip-Hop, Slam, and the Avant-Garde: Saul Williams and the Performance/Commodification of a Black Aesthetic,” Jeremy Daniel Kaye, Univ. of California, Riverside

2. “‘Ordinary Allurements’: Reading Ethel Waters and Gwendolyn Brooks,” Miriam Thaggert, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville

3. “The Limits of Vision and the Limits of Song in Langston Hughes and Tupac Shakur,” Kevin French, Univ. of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

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