Thursday, 5 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., Liberty C, Sheraton
A special session
Presiding: Jennifer Griffiths, New York Inst. of Tech., Manhattan
1. "'My Portrait Was Gold': Resiliency and the Crisis of the Black Child's Image in Dael Orlandersmith's The Gimmick," Jennifer Griffiths
2. "'The Least of These': The Spectacle of Violence and the Black Child in For Colored Girls and Precious," Carol E. Henderson, Univ. of Delaware, Newark
3. "The Absence of Violence: Black Childhood and Confession in Leaving Atlanta," GerShun Avilez, Yale Univ.
American Literature – General
American Literature – Twentieth and Twenty-First Century