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Friday, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 5B, ACC

Social Class in American Multiethnic Literature

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Program arranged by MELUS: The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States. Presiding: Lingyan Yang, Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania

1. “Class Struggles in Contemporary Italian American Literature,” Fred L. Gardaphe, Queens Coll., City Univ. of New York

2. “Black Proletarian Literature and the Challenge to Intersectionality,” Barbara Clare Foley, Rutgers Univ., Newark

3. “Keep This Boy Running: Racial Community and Social Mobility in Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man,” Sterling L. Bland, Rutgers Univ., Newark

4. “They Told Us to Salvage the Bones: Hurricane Katrina, Global Capitalism, and Entrepreneurship,” Adriane Bezusko, Univ. of Texas, Austin

Respondent: Gary Totten, North Dakota State Univ.

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