Abstracts

Keynotes

  • Carlo Rotella – “Doing it Right: On the Greatness of Magic Slim”
  • Scott Saul – “‘Wrong is Perfect’: Richard Pryor’s Breakthrough Year in Berkeley”

Panel 1

  • Michelle Coghlan – “Making it New: Marxism, Modernism, and the Commune in the 1930s
  • Casey Walker – “Cormac McCarthy at the Border: All the Pretty Horses and Crepuscular Style
  • Parween Ebrahim – “Virtuous Historiography: George Copway’s Re-Imagination of Indian History
  • Adrienne Brown – “Business Can Be Your Boyfriend:  The New Woman and the Seductive Skyscraper”

Panel 2

  • Ethel Rackin – “Unvirtuous Ornament: Imagism and H.D.’s Sea Garden”
  • Briallen Hopper – “Feeling Right, Feeling Good, and Feeling Well in American Reform Culture”
  • Sonya Posmentier – “Catastrophic Time and the Buzz of Multivocality in Sterling Brown’s ‘Ma Rainey’”
  • John Reuland – “‘Living Up From It’: Music, Performance, and Loss in Claude McKay’s Banjo”
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