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Wednesday, 30 December

650. Reading Race in the Obama Era

10:15–11:30 a.m., Grand Ballroom Salon L, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by the Division on Black American Literature and Culture

Presiding: Habiba Ibrahim, Univ. of Washington, Seattle

1. “New Millennial Primitivisms: Coco Fusco, Suzan Lori Parks, Kara Walker, and Beyoncé,” Soyica Diggs Colbert, Dartmouth Coll.

2. “The Obama Phenomenon, Race, and Liberalism,” Justin Leroy, New York Univ.

3. “From Ellison to Obama: Dreams of Ultraraciality,” Christopher Powers, Univ. of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez

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