Thursday, 3:30–4:45 p.m., 7, ACC
Social Death and Citizenship
Program arranged by the forum TC Race and Ethnicity Studies. Presiding: Stephen P. Knadler, Spelman Coll.; Amritjit Singh, Ohio Univ., Athens
1. “Declaration of Independence: Origin of American Social Death in Barbara Chase-Riboud’s Sally Hemings,” Michael Lackey, Univ. of Minnesota, Morris
2. “Audra Simpson’s Richard: Those without Relations Cease to Be,” Reid Gómez, Kalamazoo Coll.
3. “The Freak Accident and the Absent Black Father: Social Death and Reproductive Futurity in Ann Allen Shockley’s Loving Her,” Rebecca Balon, Univ. of California, Irvine
4. “Novelist Charles Johnson: Social Death, the Dead Living, and the Diaspora,” Richard Hardack, independent scholar