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Wednesday, 29 December

579. “Talking like White Folks”: The Rise of the Post–World War II African American “White-Life” Novel

7:15–8:30 p.m., Grand Ballroom Salon K, Philadelphia Marriott

A special session

Session leader: John C. Charles, Central Michigan Univ.

1. “I Had Done It to Be a Man: White S(k)ins and Queer Redemption in Willard Motley’s Knock on Any Door and Chester Himes’s Cast the First Stone,” John C. Charles

2. “Frank Yerby and William Faulkner: Re(Historicizing) Race Relations, the African Diaspora, and the Antebellum American South,” Gene Andrew Jarrett, Univ. of Maryland, College Park

3. “The Traumatic Realism of White Citizenship: Ann Petry and the Cold War Consumer Republic,” Stephen P. Knadler, Spelman Coll.

Respondent: Robert F. Reid-Pharr, Graduate Center, City Univ. of New York

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