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Monday, 28 December

279. African American Literature and the Environment

3:30–4:45 p.m., 304, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment

Presiding: Scott Knickerbocker, Coll. of Idaho

1. “Kamau Brathwaite’s Weather Complex and Sterling Brown’s Southern Road,” Sonya Posmentier, Princeton Univ.

2. “They Held the River’s ‘Tongue like Words’: Reenvisioning African American Ecopoetics,” Katherine R. Lynes, Union Coll., NY

3. “Environmental Justice and the Transcendence of Race Thinking in Percival Everett’s Watershed,” Alexa Weik, Université de Fribourg

4. “‘Now a Swamp in Name Only’: Assimilation and Environment in W. E. B. DuBois’s The Quest of the Silver Fleece,” Kristen Egan, Loyola Univ., Chicago

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