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666. Blacks in the Heartland: The Midwest in the African American Literary Imagination

Sunday, 6 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., Back Bay B, Sheraton

A special session

Presiding: Bridget Harris Tsemo, Univ. of Iowa

1. "Tales of Import and Bitterness: Cleveland, the Federal Writers Project, Social Protest, and Chester Himes's Early Fiction," Lawrence Jackson, Emory Univ.

2. "Altering the Complexion of Democracy: The New Chicago Renaissance," R. Baxter Miller, Univ. of Georgia

3. "Harvesting Scattered Shadows: James Alan McPherson and the Lessons of Iowa," Michael DeRell Hill, Univ. of Iowa


  • American Literature – General

  • American Literature – Twentieth and Twenty-First Century

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