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Tuesday, 27 December

55. Literature of the 1950s and Its Legacy I: Ideology and Ethnicity

7:00–8:15 p.m., Roosevelt, Marriott

Program arranged by the Division on Twentieth-Century American Literature

Presiding: John Wharton Lowe, Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge

1. “From Romance to Realism: The Liberal Discourse of Immigration in the 1950s,” Ali Behdad, Univ. of California, Los Angeles

2. “African Americans, Communism, and Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man,” Barbara Clare Foley, Rutgers Univ., Newark

3. “The Occidental Gaze: Paul Bowles’s Novels of the 1950s,” Hosam Mohamed Aboul-Ela, Univ. of Houston, University Park

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