535: Monumental Racism: Public Memory and Civic Spaces

1:45 PM–3:00 PM Saturday, Jan 5, 2019 (US - Central)

Hyatt Regency - Columbus H

Session Information


1: The Monumental Work of Unsettling: National Monuments in Heid Erdich’s Poetry and Jeff Thomas’s Photography

Laura J. Beard, U of Alberta

2: Antiracist Absurdities: Reanimating Necropolitics and Reaffirming That Black Lives Matter in Paul Beatty’s The Sellout

Roberta Wolfson, California Polytechnic State U, San Luis Obispo

3: On Preserving the Openness of the Law and Its Monuments in Jean Toomer’s Cane

Richard Cole, Alberta C of Art and Design

4: The Representation of United States Civil War Monuments in Albert Murray’s The Spyglass Tree and The Seven League Boots

Paul Devlin, United States Merchant Marine Acad.


Paul Devlin, United States Merchant Marine Acad.