Thursday, 5:15–6:30 p.m., 18A, ACC
Africa Is the “New” Black: Transatlantic Vogue(s) and African American Literary Studies
Program arranged by the forum LLC African American and the College Language Association. Presiding: Clement Akassi, Howard Univ.
1. “Thinking and Living the Transnational in the Early African American Imagination,” Elizabeth West, Georgia State Univ.
2. “Transnational Complications of Black Identity in Contemporary African American Literature,” Venetria Kirsten Patton, Purdue Univ., West Lafayette
3. “Racialized Borders and Ethnic Restrictions on the United States American Literary Landscape,” Shauna Morgan Kirlew, Howard Univ.