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258. When Chicago Was in Vogue: A "Second Awakening" in African American Art and Culture

Friday, 10 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., Great America, Chicago Marriott

Program arranged by the Division on Black American Literature and Culture

Presiding: Ayesha Hardison, Ohio Univ., Athens

1. "Beyond the Flawed Periodicity of a Black Chicago Renaissance," R. Baxter Miller, Univ. of Georgia

2. "Welcome to Frye Street: Marita Bonner's Chicago Stories (1930–41)," Lauren Gantz, Univ. of Texas, Austin

3. "Fragments of a Dream: Biography, Poetry, and the Recovery of Frank Marshall Davis," John Edgar Tidwell, Univ. of Kansas

4. "Treasury of African American Folklore: The WPA's The Negro in Illinois," Brian Dolinar, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana

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  • American Literature – General

  • American Literature – Twentieth and Twenty-First Century

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