Saturday, 08 January
616. Reading, Race, and Representation in Nineteenth-Century African American Literature
5:15–6:30 p.m., Olympic III, J. W. Marriott
A special session
Presiding: Amina Gautier, DePaul Univ.
1. “So Difficult to Instruct: Elizabeth Keckley, Tad Lincoln, and White Illiteracy,” Sarah Blackwood, Pace Univ., NY
2. “‘But If They Do Not Have Enough to Be Frightened for Yet, It Will Be’: Reading, Fear, and Revolution in David Walker’s ‘Appeal,’” Lori A. Bailey, Emory Univ.
3. “‘She Don’t Read as Many Books’: Reading, Race, and Rena in The House behind the Cedars,” Amina Gautier
Respondent: Carol Evette Henderson, Univ. of Delaware, Newark