Saturday, 29 December
555. Claude McKay: New Directions in Black Transnational Studies
3:30–4:45 p.m., Columbus Hall G, Hyatt Regency
A special session
Presiding: Gary Holcomb, Emporia State Univ.
1. “Claude McKay: Transnationalism as Postnationalist Critique,” Gary Holcomb
2. “Color around the Globe: McKay, Hughes, and the Politics of Transnational Black Autobiography,” Gene Andrew Jarrett, Boston Univ.
3. “The Garden in the City, the City in the Garden: The Image of the Circle in Claude McKay’s Banana Bottom,” Charles W. Scruggs, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson
Respondent: William J. Maxwell, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana