Thursday, 28 December
259. If We Must Die: Death-Bound Subjects in Twentieth-Century African American Literature and Culture
3:30–4:45 p.m., 302, Philadelphia Marriott
A special session
Presiding: Aime Ellis, Michigan State Univ.
1. “James Weldon Johnson’s ‘Horror Complex’: Lynching’s Mass Appeal in The Autobiography of an Ex–Colored Man,” Jacqueline D. Goldsby, Univ. of Chicago
2. “The Intersection of Eros and Thanatos: Thick Love in Beloved,” Abdul R. JanMohamed, Univ. of California, Berkeley
3. “Phoenix Rising: Maternal Subjectivity and the Death-Bound Subject in Toni Morrison’s Sula,” Lynn Makau, Colgate Univ.