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Wednesday, 28 December

177. African American Literature and Print Culture in the Atlantic World

12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Kalorama, Washington Hilton

Program arranged by the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing

Presiding: Leon Jackson, Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia

1. “Frederick Douglass’s Bleak House,” Daniel S. Hack, State Univ. of New York, Buffalo

2. “Ar’n’t I a Writer? Sojourner Truth Redefines Authorship,” Augusta Rohrbach, Washington State Univ., Pullman

3. “From Creole Proverb to Periodical and Book: John Bigelow’s The Wit and Wisdom of the Haitians,” Robert J. Scholnick, Coll. of William and Mary

Respondent: Leon Jackson

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