Monday, 29 December
547. Nineteenth-Century African American Poetry: Anglophone, Francophone, Hispanophone, and Beyond
12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Union Square 14, Hilton
Program arranged by the Division on Nineteenth-Century American Literature
Presiding: Lloyd P. Pratt, Michigan State Univ.
1. “Translation, Slavery, and the Emergence of Afro-Cuban Poetry,” Anita Patterson, Boston Univ.
2. “Lost in Translation: Nineteenth-Century Francophone American Literature,” M. Lynn Weiss, Coll. of William and Mary
3. “Obstruction of Genius: George Moses Horton, João da Cruz e Sousa, and the Topos of Inexpressibility,” Jacob Wilkenfeld, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
4. “The Vanishing American: The Poetics of Native and African American Subjectivity on the Periphery,” Ivy Wilson, Northwestern Univ.