Friday, 4 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., 208, Hynes
Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Puerto Rican Literature and Culture
Presiding: Tomás Urayoán Noel, Univ. at Albany, State Univ. of New York
1. "Letters of Bondage: Blackface and the Merengue Craze in El Ponceño, 1852–54," Kahlil Chaar-Pérez, Harvard Univ.
2. "The Linguistic Politics of Piri Thomas: African American Vernacular English and Racial Discourse in Down These Mean Streets," Anne Garland Mahler, Emory Univ.
3. "Poesía, imagen y tecnología en Rizoma de Áurea María Sotomayor," Juan Rodriguez, Georgia Inst. of Tech.
Responding: Rubén Ríos Ávila, Univ. of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras
Comparative Literature – General
American Literature – General