Saturday, 29 December
540. Race and Disaster
3:30–4:45 p.m., Atlanta, Hyatt Regency
Program arranged by the MLA Committee on the Literatures of People of Color in the United States and Canada
Presiding: Ngwarsungu Chiwengo, Creighton Univ.
1. “When the Winds Blew and the Levees Broke in the Chocolate City: The Survival of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in a Disaster Zone,” Danille K. Taylor, Dillard Univ.
2. “‘Tain’t de Poorness, It’s de Color and de Features’: Pedagogical Reconfigurations of Race and Space in Their Eyes Were Watching God and Hurricane Katrina,” Teresa Gilliams, Albright Coll.
3. “Like a Virgin (to Pain): Race, Pain, and Sympathy,” Sandy Alexandre, Massachusetts Inst. of Tech.
4. “New Orleans Ain’t the Third World! The Racialization of Disaster,” Ngwarsungu Chiwengo