Thursday, 7:00–8:15 p.m., 19A, ACC
A special session. Presiding: Jeffrey McCune, Washington Univ. in St. Louis
1. “‘Backwater Blues’: Bessie Smith, Performance, and the Politics of Medicine among Black Publics,” Julius Fleming, Jr., Univ. of Maryland, College Park
2. “‘All Welfare Stories Are Not Grim’: Charles Wright’s Trickster Ethnography of the United States Welfare State,” Irvin Hunt, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana
3. “Performance/Text: Integrating Toni Cade Bambara’s Multiple Publics,” Shaundra Myers, Northwestern Univ.
4. “Citizen and You,” Kinohi Nishikawa, Princeton Univ.