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Thursday, 29 December

426. Reading the Records, Filling the Gaps, Mixing the Genres: Paradoxes of African American Literary History

12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Hoover, Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Lynn C. Jennings, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison

1. “Julia Collins’s The Curse of Caste (1864–65): The Second African American Woman’s Novel,” William Leake Andrews, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

2. “Chasing a Spirit: Fleshing Out the Life and Travels of Zilpha Elaw, Nineteenth-Century Itinerant Preacher,” Kimberly D. Blockett, Penn State Univ., Delaware County

3. “Revisiting the Archive: Resurrecting the Life and Reassessing the Literary Legacy of Harriet E. Wilson,” P. Gabrielle Foreman, Occidental Coll.

Respondent: Lynn C. Jennings

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