Thursday, 27 December
133. Blackness, Aesthetics, Postmodernisms: The Deep Play of History in the Fiction of Colson Whitehead
8:45–10:00 p.m., Columbian, Hyatt Regency
A special session
Presiding: Eden Osucha, Bates Coll.
1. “Fictive Histories of Labor in Colson Whitehead’s Fiction,” Madhu Dubey, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago
2. “What Is the ‘Post’ in ‘Post-Soul’? Colson Whitehead’s Apex Hides the Hurt,” Margo Natalie Crawford, Indiana Univ., Bloomington
3. “Black History and/as Commodity: Economies of Historical Memory in John Henry Days,” Eden Osucha
Respondent: Ivy Wilson, Univ. of Notre Dame
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