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443. The Literary Histories of Barack Obama's Dreams from My Father

Saturday, 11 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., Northwestern–Ohio State, Chicago Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Henry Veggian, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Henry Veggian's Annotation:
For those interested in listening to a particular speaker on our panel, please be aware that we have re-aligned the presentations in the following order:
1. John T. Lowney
2. Stephanie Li
3. David Borman
4. Richard Purcell

1. "'Frank-ly Speaking': Frank Marshall Davis, the Black Chicago Renaissance, and Dreams from My Father," John T. Lowney, Saint John's Univ., NY

2. "Obama, Malcolm, and Race Speculation," Richard Purcell, Carnegie Mellon Univ.

3. "'A Reach across the Void': Reconstructing the African Family in Dreams from My Father," David Borman, Univ. of Miami

4. "Genre Instability and Self-Invention in Dreams from My Father," Stephanie Li, Univ. of Rochester


  • American Literature – General

  • American Literature – Twentieth and Twenty-First Century

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