Saturday, 29 December
522. James Brown
1:45–3:00 p.m., Plaza Ballroom A, Hyatt Regency
Program arranged by the Division on Popular Culture
Presiding: Cynthia Fuchs, George Mason Univ.
1. “‘You Can Have Watergate, Just Gimme Some Bucks and I’ll Be Straight’: James Brown’s Richard Nixon,” Paul Philip Devlin, Stony Brook Univ., State Univ. of New York
2. “Rap, God Father: The Absent Presence of James Brown in Hip-Hop Culture,” James Peterson, Bucknell Univ.
3. “Prisoner of Love: James Brown, White Culture, Racial Metaphor, and the Signifying Monkey,” Patricia Juliana Smith, Hofstra Univ.