Friday, 28 December
374. East-West Cross-Cultural Visions in Postmodern African American Literature
7:15–8:30 p.m., McCormick, Hyatt Regency
A special session
Presiding: Yoshinobu Hakutani, Kent State Univ., Kent
1. “Violence and Transcendence in Charles Johnson’s Fiction,” Keith E. Byerman, Indiana State Univ.
2. “‘A Beautiful Black Butterfly’: Eastern Aesthetics and Postmodernism in Ishmael Reed’s Japanese by Spring,” Preston Park Cooper, Austin Community Coll., TX
3. “From Trauma to Healing: Reading African American Texts with the Korean Notion of Haan,” Jaehwan Han, Kyungpook National Univ.
Respondent: Toru Kiuchi, Nihon Univ.
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