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Sunday, 27 December

107. The Myth of Egypt and Twentieth-Century African American Literature

8:45–10:00 p.m., Independence Salon I, Philadelphia Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Scott Trafton, Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia

Presider's Annotation:
Scott Trafton is unable to attend.
The new presider is Marques Redd, Univ. of California, Berkeley

1. “Ishmaelites and Egyptian Mothers: White and African American Representations of Black Egypt,” Richard Hardack, Berkeley, CA

2. “An African Exodus: Hurston and Reed’s Radical Reappropriation of Biblical Myth,” Joshua Pederson, Marymount Manhattan Coll.

3. “Egyptian Myth and Hieroglyphic Textuality in the Esoteric Modernism of Z. N. Hurston and M. B. Tolson,” Jon S. Woodson, Howard Univ.

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