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Thursday, 28 December

259. If We Must Die: Death-Bound Subjects in Twentieth-Century African American Literature and Culture

3:30–4:45 p.m., 302, Philadelphia Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Aime Ellis, Michigan State Univ.

1. “James Weldon Johnson’s ‘Horror Complex’: Lynching’s Mass Appeal in The Autobiography of an Ex–Colored Man,” Jacqueline D. Goldsby, Univ. of Chicago

2. “The Intersection of Eros and Thanatos: Thick Love in Beloved,” Abdul R. JanMohamed, Univ. of California, Berkeley

3. “Phoenix Rising: Maternal Subjectivity and the Death-Bound Subject in Toni Morrison’s Sula,” Lynn Makau, Colgate Univ.

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