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Saturday, 08 January

616. Reading, Race, and Representation in Nineteenth-Century African American Literature

5:15–6:30 p.m., Olympic III, J. W. Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Amina Gautier, DePaul Univ.

1. “So Difficult to Instruct: Elizabeth Keckley, Tad Lincoln, and White Illiteracy,” Sarah Blackwood, Pace Univ., NY

2. “‘But If They Do Not Have Enough to Be Frightened for Yet, It Will Be’: Reading, Fear, and Revolution in David Walker’s ‘Appeal,’” Lori A. Bailey, Emory Univ.

3. “‘She Don’t Read as Many Books’: Reading, Race, and Rena in The House behind the Cedars,” Amina Gautier

Respondent: Carol Evette Henderson, Univ. of Delaware, Newark

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