Saturday, 29 December
618. Racial (De)Formations: Class, Gender, Geography, and the Persistence of “Authentic” Blackness
7:15–8:30 p.m., Gold Coast, Hyatt Regency
A special session
Presiding: J. Martin Favor, Dartmouth Coll.
1. “Fleeing from the Prison of the Real: Paul Beatty’s Tuff and Postauthenticity African Americanist Literary Criticism,” Erica Edwards, Univ. of California, Riverside
2. “‘To Have White inside of You’: Material Privilege and Mulatto (In)Authenticity in Rebecca Walker’s Black, White, and Jewish and Caille Millner’s The Golden Road,” Candice M. Jenkins, Hunter Coll., City Univ. of New York
3. “A ‘New Negro’ in the Old South: Gender and Geography in Anne Spencer’s Black Aesthetics,” Evie Shockley, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick