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Tuesday, 29 December

426. Meter, Sight, and Sound: Readings in African American Prosody

10:15–11:30 a.m., 302, Philadelphia Marriott

A special session

1. “Form, Meter, and Myth: How Phillis Wheatley’s Niobe in Distress, Gwendolyn Brooks’s Annie Allen, and Rita Dove’s Mother Love Make History,” Keisha Bowman, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison

2. “As American as Sweet Potato Pie: Wanda Coleman and the African American Sonnet Tradition,” Shanna Greene Benjamin, Grinnell Coll.

3. “Mapping the Image: Photography and Cartography in C. S. Giscombe and Natasha Trethewey,” Meta DuEwa Jones, Univ. of Texas, Austin

Respondent: Aldon Lynn Nielsen, Penn State Univ., University Park

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