Friday, 29 December
572. Arab American Literature: Writers and Audiences
7:15–8:30 p.m., 411–412, Philadelphia Marriott
Program arranged by the Division on English Literature Other Than British and American
Presiding: Waïl S. Hassan, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana
1. “Testifying and Demystifying: Suheir Hammad’s Poetry as Activism,” Heather M. Hoyt, Arizona State Univ., Tempe
2. “Negritude and the Gendering of Catastrophe in Kamau Brathwaite’s Born to Slow Horses,” Mara Naaman, Columbia Univ.