Tuesday, 28 December
164. Philadelphia and Black Writers on Fire
12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 309, Philadelphia Marriott
Program arranged by the Committee on the Literatures of People of Color in the United States and Canada
Presiding: Lawrence Patrick Jackson, Emory Univ.
1. “Ministers and Criminals: Richard Allen and ‘The Confession of John Joyce,’” Samuel Otter, Univ. of California, Berkeley
2. “William Still, the Underground Railroad, and the Silent Trauma of Witness,” Joe Lockard, Arizona State Univ., Tempe
3. “‘A Train Ticket over the Mountain’: Race, Gender, and Lost Innocence in John Edgar Wideman’s Philadelphia City,” Aliyyah Inaya Abdur-Rahman, New York Univ.