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Session Details

Tuesday, 29 December

481. Changing Black Literary History after Obama

1:45–3:00 p.m., 302, Philadelphia Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Granville Ganter, Saint John’s Univ., NY

Speakers: John Ernest, West Virginia Univ., Morgantown; James Ford, Univ. of Notre Dame; Nicole Brittingham Furlonge, Lawrenceville School; John Stauffer, Harvard Univ.; Shonda Wilson, Suffolk Community Coll., NY

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Author Comment
Subject: Wonderful panel!
A packed room, a subject of understandable interest--and the panel more than met the challenge....I especially liked the point about messianism as a kind of signal of crisis in the field of collective action..but all the talks were succinct and laden with valuable comments. The choice of texts was also unpredictable--it was nice to see The Chaneysville Incident mentioned, The panelists also kept admirably on time! A thrill to go to, and it brought me back to the euphoria of election night!