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Sunday, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 6A, ACC

Alternative Histories and Contemporary Black Poetics

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A special session. Presiding: Carter A. Mathes, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick

1. “All in the Telling: John Keene’s Counter-narrative Strategy,” Phillip Brian Harper, New York Univ.

2. “‘Please Feel Free to Perform the Text’: Decisions and Undecidability in Mendi – Keith Obadike’s Big House / Disclosure,” Evie Shockley, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick

3. “The Name’s the Last Thing to Disappear: The Vanishing Point of Diasporic Memory in C. S. Giscombe’s Giscome Road and John Akomfrah’s The Nine Muses,” Christopher Chen, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz

4. “Black Grotesquerie,” Aliyyah Inaya Abdur-Rahman, Brandeis Univ.

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