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Saturday, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 7, ACC

“I Wonder as I Wander”: New Approaches to Langston Hughes

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Program arranged by the Langston Hughes Society. Presiding: Tara T. Green, Univ. of North Carolina, Greensboro

1. “Hughes and the Paris Transfer, 1919–39,” Tracy Denean Sharpley-Whiting, Vanderbilt Univ.

2. “Origins of the Dream: Langston Hughes’s Poetry and Martin Luther King’s Speeches,” W. Jason Miller, North Carolina State Univ.

3. “‘Most Holy Bastard of the Bleeding Mouth’: Christian Narrative and Racialized Violence in Langston Hughes’s ‘Christ in Alabama,’” Rachel Heffner-Burns, Lehigh Univ.

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