Saturday, 29 December
488. The Political Value of African American Literature
12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Columbian, Hyatt Regency
A special session
Presiding: Gene Andrew Jarrett, Boston Univ.
1. “The Social Democratic Legacy of W. E. B. DuBois: From The Quest of the Silver Fleece to The Dark Princess and Beyond,” Mark William Van Wienen, Northern Illinois Univ.
2. “Reading Racial and Gender Politics in the Fiction of Octavia Butler,” Gregory Hampton, Howard Univ.
3. “What Is Political in the Unconscious? The Infrapolitics of Hip-Hop Culture,” James Peterson, Bucknell Univ.