Sunday, 28 December
165. Folklore and Gayl Jones’s Corregidora
8:30–9:45 a.m., Union Square 2, Hilton
Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Folklore and Literature
Presiding: David Todd Lawrence, Univ. of Saint Thomas
1. “Existing between the Poles: The Folkloric Tradition of Maternal Abjection and the Ideal Black Community in Gayl Jones’s Corregidora and Song for Anninho,” Sarah Grieve, Florida State Univ.
2. “Telling a New Tale: Ursa’s Journey to Her Own Story in Corregidora,” Monica F. Jacobe, Catholic Univ. of America
3. “‘Singing with My Thighs’: Blues Ambivalence and the Female Body in Gayl Jones’s Corregidora,” Andrew Joseph Scheiber, Univ. of Saint Thomas