Saturday, 29 December
399. Religion and Spirituality in African American Literature
8:30–9:45 a.m., Horner, Hyatt Regency
Program arranged by the College Language Association
Presiding: Carlos Devonne Murrell, North Carolina Central Univ.
1. “Confessions of Love: Separation, Loss, Spirituality, and Healing in Alice Childress’s Mojo,” Elizabeth Brown-Guillory, Univ. of Houston, University Park
2. “Creating Religion, Reflecting Alternative Worldviews: Earthseed in Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower,” Sandra Marie Grayson, Univ. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
3. “The True Cornerstone: The Spiritual Dimension in James Baldwin’s Sonny’s Blues,” Reggie Young, Univ. of Louisiana, Lafayette