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Saturday, 30 December

733. Madam to You: Color, Sex, and Gender in Langston Hughes II

1:45–3:00 p.m., 304, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by the Langston Hughes Society

Presiding: Donna Akiba Sullivan Harper, Spelman Coll.

1. “The Mnemonic Checks Sexism and Racism in the Works of Langston Hughes,” Chezia Brenda Thompson, Maryland Inst. Coll. of Art

2. “Langston Unashamed: Radical Mythmaking in Hughes’s 1930s Short Fiction,” Gary Holcomb, Emporia State Univ.

3. “Oceola Jones, Blue(s) Woman: Color and Gender in ‘The Blues I’m Playing,’” Deborah Bailin, Univ. of Maryland, College Park

4. “‘Can I Get an Amen?’: The African American Female Preacher in Langston Hughes’s Tambourines to Glory,” Soyica Diggs, Stanford Univ.

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