580: Sweet Home Chicago? Rethinking Blues Literature

5:15 PM–6:30 PM Saturday, Jan 5, 2019 (US - Central)

Hyatt Regency - Acapulco

Session Information


1: Revolt of the Righteous: Preaching Gospel Blues and Black Feminist Consciousness in James Baldwin’s The Amen Corner and Just above My Head

Melanie R. Hill, U of Pennsylvania

2: For Cryin’ Out Loud: Moanin’ Sorrow and Talkin’ Regret in Ezra Pound’s The Pisan Cantos and M. NourbeSe Philip’s Zong!

George Elliott Clarke, U of Toronto

3: Reading the Blues Diaspora; or, The Transnational Turn in Multiethnic Blues Literature

Josh-Wade Ferguson, U of Mississippi

4: Plantation Futures Blues: Refusing Forgetting and James Hannaham’s Delicious Foods

Eve Dunbar, Vassar C