Friday, 4 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., Beacon F, Sheraton
Program arranged by MELUS: The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States
Presiding: Wenxin Li, State Univ. of New York, Suffolk Community Coll.
1. "The American Dream and Ethnic Urban Realities," Bonnie TuSmith, Northeastern Univ.
2. "Super-Sizing the Sweet Fifteen: Ritual as Affluenza in Julia Alvarez's Once upon a Quinceañera: Coming of Age in the U.S.A.," Sara Elizabeth Gerend, Aurora Univ.
3. "American Multiethnic Women's American Dream," Lingyan Yang, Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania
Responding: John Wharton Lowe, Univ. of Georgia
American Literature – General