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