Thursday, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 8C, ACC
Albert Murray’s Later Fiction: New Perspectives on His Lesser-Known Novels in His Centennial Year
A special session. Presiding: Paul Devlin, Saint John’s Univ., NY
1. “The Barbershop History of the Ku Klux Klan’s 1923 March on Tuskegee: Vernacular Narratives of Black Power and Trajectories of Heroism in Albert Murray’s The Spyglass Tree,” Paul Devlin
2. “Schoolboy Takes the Stage: Albert Murray Dramatizes Musical Philosophy in The Seven League Boots,” Michael Borshuk, Texas Tech Univ.
3. “Reminiscing in Tempo: Myth, Memory, and Music in Albert Murray’s The Magic Keys,” Walton Muyumba, Indiana Univ., Bloomington