Wednesday, 29 December
582. The Uses and Abuses of Folklore
7:15–8:30 p.m., Independence Ballroom Salon III, Philadelphia Marriott
Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Folklore and Literature
Presiding: John Laudun, Univ. of Louisiana, Lafayette
1. “Scheherazade Writes: The Commodification of a Fictional Storyteller,” Bonnie D. Irwin, Eastern Illinois Univ.
2. “Cisneros and the (Un)Doing of Cultural Narrative,” Kasey Pharis, Univ. of Louisiana, Lafayette
3. “Gumbo This: The Literary Uses of a Dish,” John Laudun