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Friday, 07 January

272. Satire, Wit, and Humor in the Works of Langston Hughes

12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Platinum Salon I, J. W. Marriott

Program arranged by the Langston Hughes Society

Presiding: Sharon Lynette Jones, Wright State Univ.

1. “‘Go Home and Write a Page Tonight’: Subversive Irony and Resistant Reading in ‘Theme for English B,’” Daniel Charles Morris, Purdue Univ., West Lafayette

2. “When Music Fails as a Universal Language: The Human Violin in Langston Hughes’s ‘Home,’” Koritha Mitchell, Ohio State Univ., Columbus

3. “A Global Perspective of Jesse B. Semple: Echoes of ‘Bop’ in Ankara, Turkey,” Donna Akiba Sullivan Harper, Spelman Coll.

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