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446. Early African American Print Cultures: Reflections and Directions

Wednesday, 11 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., Michigan–Michigan State, Chicago Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Joycelyn K. Moody, Univ. of Texas, San Antonio

Speakers: Rian E. Bowie, Wake Forest Univ.; John Ernest, Univ. of Delaware, Newark; Benjamin Fagan, Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville; Eric S. Gardner, Saginaw Valley State Univ.; Barbara McCaskill, Univ. of Georgia

Responding: Joycelyn K. Moody

Session Description:

The past decade has seen a veritable explosion of work on early African American print cultures. Bringing together junior and senior scholars, this roundtable offers an opportunity to reflect on some of the emerging trends in the study of early African American print cultures in order to suggest directions for future work in the field.


  • Genre, Theory, Method – History of the Book, Reception Theory, Comparison with Other Media, and Performance

  • American Literature – General

  • American Literature – Before 1900

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