Thursday, 06 January
85. Magic Realism versus Religious Realism in Ethnic American Literatures
1:45–3:00 p.m., Olympic II, J. W. Marriott
A special session
Presiding: J. Stephen Pearson, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville
1. “Magic Realism as Cultural Arrogance in Susan Powers’s The Grass Dancer,” Brianna Burke, Tufts Univ.
2. “Magic Realism as a ‘Gatekeeper Term’ in the Reception of Morrison and Hurston Texts,” Jacqueline M. Fulmer, Univ. of California, Berkeley
3. “Miracles, Magic, and Magic Realism,” Joyce Piell Wexler, Loyola Univ., Chicago