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355. Representing Slavery in the Twenty-First-Century American Cultural Imagination

Saturday, 10 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., Chicago F, Chicago Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Gregory Laski, United States Air Force Acad.

1. "Hollywood Blunders: The Treatment of Elizabeth Keckley in Spielberg's Lincoln," Sarah Lahey, Northwestern Univ.

2. "Prometheus Unchained: Mythologizing Slavery for a Twenty-First-Century American Audience," Justine McConnell, Univ. of Oxford

3. "An Alternative History of Slavery: Steven Barnes's Lion's Blood," Jeffrey Allen Tucker, Univ. of Rochester

Responding: Soyica Diggs Colbert, Dartmouth Coll.

For abstracts, write to gmlaski@gmail.com after 1 Dec.


Subjects:

  • General Literature – Cultural Studies, Folklore, and Popular Culture

  • American Literature – General

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