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Thursday, 27 December

65. Framing Blackness: Literature and Portraiture in African American Culture

5:15–6:30 p.m., Stetson E, Hyatt Regency

A special session

Presiding: Miriam Thaggert, Univ. of Iowa

1. “About Face: Iconography and the Forms of Radical Black Political Agency,” Ivy Wilson, Univ. of Notre Dame

2. “Rewriting the Altar Portrait: Picturing Black Female Identity in the Harlem Renaissance,” Lena Michelle Hill, Univ. of Iowa

3. “Portraits of Change: Lorraine Hansberry, The Movement, and the Iconography of Black Power,” Sara B. Blair, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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