Sunday, 12 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., Belmont, Chicago Marriott
A special session
Presiding: Katy Ryan, West Virginia Univ., Morgantown
1. "A Wall Is Just a Wall: Prison Writing, Carceral Grammar, and the Abolitionist Imagination,"
Univ. of Pennsylvania
2. "Resistant Voices, Animal Noises: E. E. Cummings's The Enormous Room and the Power of Modernist Argot,"
Univ. of California, Davis
3. "Social Life in Civil Death: The Law and Social Codes in (Neo)Slave Literature,"
4. "Malcolm as Model: Contemporary African American Prison Memoirs,"
D. Quentin Miller,
For abstracts, visit commons.mla.org/members/kohearnr/ after 15 Nov.
General Literature – Cultural Studies, Folklore, and Popular Culture
General Literature – Nonfictional Prose
American Literature – Twentieth Century
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