Concurrent Sessions–Current as of January 16, 2019.

DETAILED PROGRAM

(Please note that changes to the program can happen any time up to the date of the scheduled event. Check in with your conference chair and the organizers if you have any questions!)

All sessions will be in the UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom. Street address: 12715 Pegasus Drive, Orlando, FL 32816.

Day l Wednesday, January 30                                  

10:00 am–5:00 pm             REGISTRATION, PEGASUS BALLROOM LOBBY       

10:00 am–1:00 pm             CAAR EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING, PEGASUS A

1:00 pm–2:30 pm              CONCURRENT SESSIONS 1-3

 

  1. ZORA NEALE HURSTON’S TRANSNATIONAL LITERARY AND CULTURAL ENGAGEMENTS

Pegasus A

Chair: Guirdex Masse (Augusta University, USA)

Guirdex Masse (Augusta University, USA): “Lies” of History, “Lies” of Culture: Zora Neale Hurston’s Tell My Horse

Chanté Mouton Kinyon (University of Notre Dame, Keough-Naughton Institute, USA): The Influence of J.M. Synge on Zora Neale Hurston

Seretha D. Williams (Augusta University, USA): ‘The boiled-down juice of human living’: Hurston, Africa, and Intellectual Appropriation

 

  1. TEACHING, PEDAGOGY, AND OUTREACH (1)

Pegasus C

Chair: Steffen Guenzel (University of Central Florida, USA)

Seneca Vaught (Kennesaw State University, USA): Teaching the Black Panther(s): A Pedagogical Approach to the Black Radical Imagination in Popular and Political Culture [Presenter canceled]

Michele E. Rozga (Norfolk State University, USA): Resisting the Second Nadir: Mental Health and the Poetry of Black Lives. HBCU Undergraduates Read and Respond to Claudia Rankine’s Poetic Masterpiece Citizen: An American Lyric.

  1. TONI MORRISON

Pegasus I

Chair: Dorothea Fischer-Hornung (University of Heidelberg, Germany)

Tuula Kolehmainen (University of Helsinki, Finland): “They Didn’t Know How”: Un-masking Male Vulnerability in Toni Morrison’s Tar Baby and Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God

Laila Amine (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA): Return of the Native Sons in Toni Morrison’s Tar Baby [Presenter canceled]

2:30 pm–2:40 pm              BREAK 

2:45 pm-4:15 pm                CONCURRENT SESSIONS 4-6

  1. SOUTHERN MIGRATIONS IN TIME AND SPACE

Pegasus C

Chair: Heike Raphael-Hernandez (University of Würzburg, Germany)

Anthony E. Jones (University of Florida, USA): Surveilled in the South and Ignored in the North: James Baldwin, the Great Migration, and Literary Notions of African American Masculinity

Ashley Clemons (University of Florida, USA): Black Southerners Writing About Detroit’s Black Bottom/Paradise Valley

Mark A. Reid (University of Florida, USA): Southern Intersectional Resistance – Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight (2016) and Dee Rees’ Mudbound (2017)

  1. SPACE 1

Pegasus I

Chair: Arlette Frund (University of François – Rabelais, Tours, France)

Lasana Kazembe (Indiana University-Indianapolis, USA): To Be and See Blackly: Maroonage, Maroon Spaces, and the Hydraulics of Black Cultural Memory [Presenter canceled]

Alison Rose Jefferson (Independent Scholar, Los Angeles, USA): Welcome to the Parkridge? New Negro Adventures in Exurban County Club and Subdivision development in the Southern California’s Inland Empire During the 1920s

Laura Hooton (West Point Military Academy, USA): Little Liberia and the International Community Welfare League: African Americans Fighting White Supremacy from Mexico in the Aftermath of the Tulsa Race Riot

  1. RETHINKING DIASPORIC NARRATIVES: ARTICULATIONS OF RACE AND ITS CRITICAL HISTORIES

Pegasus G

Chair: Scot French (University of Central Florida, USA)

Fon L. Gordon (University of Central Florida, USA): “The Caricature of Rachel Brown: Frank King’s Gasoline Alley, Race, and the American Car Culture

Lynn A. Casmier-Paz (University of Central Florida, USA): Seeing Spots: (Re) constructing Racialized Narratives from DNA’s Research

Nessette Falu (University of Central Florida, USA): Reproductive Narratives: Mapping Non-normativity, Racialization, and Ethical Life in Brazil

4:30 pm-5:30 pm  OPENING PLENARY/KEYNOTE, PEGASUS D

Simon Dickel (Folkwang University, Germany/CAAR Scholar in Residence): “My Body Discovered Its Song”: Embodiment and the Writings of Vincent O. Carter

5:30 pm-6:30 pm  OPENING RECEPTION, PEGASUS BALLROOM LOBBY


Thursday, January 31

8:00 am–5:00 pm               REGISTRATION

9:00 am–10:30 am             CONCURRENT SESSIONS 7-10

  1. CHRISTIANITY

Pegasus G

Chair: Violet M. Showers Johnson (Texas A&M University, USA)

Clarence Sholé Johnson (Middle Tennessee State University, USA): Modernity, the Normative Gaze, and Black Embrace of Christianity [Presenter canceled]

Baltasar Fra-Molinero (Bates College, USA): Ibia j’Ikenge: the Christian Black Atlantic, and the Origins of Anti-colonialism

  1. ZORA NEALE HURSTON AND ANTHROPOLOGY

Pegasus A

Chair: Barry Mauer (University of Central Florida, USA)

Frank A. Salamone (Iona College, USA): Zora Neale Hurston: Her Influence on Anthropology and the Anthropological Novel

Claudine Raynaud (Paul-Valéry University, Montpellier 3, France): The Spyglass of Anthropology and the Tight Chemise: Hurston with/against Leiris, Dunham, and Hurst

Caroline Blanc (Université Paris Sorbonne Nouvelle, France): “All It Needs is for You to Do It in Faith”: Hurston’s Writings on Belief and the Experience-Centered Approach to Ethnography

Danielle Joy Davis (Saint Louis University, Missouri, USA): Honoring the Legacy of Zora Neale Hurston via Anti-Oppression Research: Explorations of Black Family Genius

  1. TEACHING, PEDAGOGY, AND OUTREACH (2)

Pegasus C

Chair: Malin Pereira (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA)

Malin Pereira and Students (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA): The Relevance of Zora Neale Hurston to American College Students Today

  1. VISUAL CULTURE

Pegasus I

Chair: Keri Watson (University of Central Florida, USA)

Brian Stephens (University California-Riverside, USA): Not Fighting for Scraps: Glenn Ligon’s Black Camp

Rebecca Racine Ramershoven (Folkwang University, Germany): Me and Mr. Jones

Rocio Cobo Piñero (University of Seville, Spain): Visualizing Racism Against Black Bodies in Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric

10:30 am–10:40 am              BREAK

10:50 am–12:00 noon           PLENARY/KEYNOTE, PEGASUS D

Christy Coleman (CEO, American Civil War Museum): “A Native Daughter of Eatonville Reflects on the Second Nadir”

12:00 noon–1:00 pm             LUNCH

1:00 pm–2:30 pm                  CONCURRENT SESSIONS 11-13

  1. ZORA NEALE HURSTON AND RESISTANCE

Pegasus A

Chair: Dorothea Fischer-Hornung (University of Heidelberg, Germany)

Cathy M. Jackson (Norfolk State University, USA): Laughing in the Signifyin’ Dark: Zora Neale Hurston’s Use of Folklore and Signification Defy the Night Shadows of Racism

Phyllisa Deroze and Muna Mohammed (United Arab Emirates University, UAE): Uncovering Black Resistance within Arabian and African American Folklore Traditions

Claire Hynes (University of East Anglia, GB): How It Feels to Be Black, Me

Anna Lillios (University of Central Florida, USA): Zora Neale Hurston’s Harlem Renaissance

  1. LITTLE SALLIE WALKER: THE IMPACT OF RITUALS OF PLAY ON BLACK WOMEN AND GIRLS: A FEATURE-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY FILM PROJECT AND PLAY DATE PRESENTATION 

Pegasus C

Marta Effinger-Crichlow (New York City College of Technology-CUNY)

Eve Graves (Clark Atlanta University, USA)

Sydnie L. Mosley (SLMDances)

  1. FILM 1

Pegasus I

Chair: Simon Dickel (Folkwang University, Germany/CAAR Scholar in Residence)

Alice Mikal Craven (American University of Paris, France): The Cinematic Zora: What Stahl and Sirk Got Wrong about a Black Woman’s Place in a White Woman’s World [Presenter canceled]

James Smalls (University of Maryland, USA): Out of the Shadows and Into the Moonlight: Post-Blackness, Masculinity, and Queer Desire in Barry Jenkins’s Moonlight (2016)

Charles I. Nero (Bates College, USA): Hyper-ability and Blackness: Steven Spielberg’s Amistad and Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther

2:30 pm–2:40 pm              BREAK

2:45 pm–4:15 pm              CONCURRENT SESSIONS 14-17

  1. ZORA NEALE HURSTON IN CONVERSATION WITH OTHER WRITERS

Pegasus A

Chair: Claire Oberon Garcia (Colorado College, USA)

John Gruesser (Sam Houston State University, USA): Confinement and Liberation in Zora Neale Hurston, Charlotte Bronte, and Pauline Hopkins

Arlette Frund (Université de Tours, France): “Where I Enter”: Anna Julia Cooper, Zora Neale Hurston and the Women’s Department

Tobe Levin von Gleichen (Oxford University, GB): Zora, Alice, Soraya and Khady: Bracketing Whiteness, Cultivating Pride

Anne Adams (Cornell University, USA): Observations on the Reception of Contemporary African American Fiction in Germany and France

  1. POPULAR CULTURE

Pegasus C

Chair: Amelia Lyons (University of Central Florida, USA)

Shanon S. Murray (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA): Pilgrimage and Place in Beyoncé’s Lemonade and Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God

Leila Kamali (University of Liverpool, GB): ‘If There was a Becky’: Unfathomable Blackness in Beyonce’s Lemonade and Jean Toomer’s Cane

José Encarnación Saiter (Université Clermont Auvergne, France): Disney’s Zootopia: The Metaphorical Exploration of Racism and Otherness

  1. SPACE 2

Pegasus I

Chair: Gundolf Graml (Agnes Scott College, USA)

Mary Barr (Kentucky State University, USA): Lovers of the Poor: Chicago’s Friendly Town Program to Prepare Suburbanites for 1960s Housing Integration was One-sided

Makonen Campbell (United States Military Academy, USA): Public Policy and its Effects on African American Communities in Charlotte, N.C. from 1947 until 1977

Kalenda Eaton (Arcadia University, USA): Somewhere Out There: The American West, Political Leadership, and African American Autonomy in Sutton Griggs’ Imperium in Imperio

  1. GENDER

Pegasus G

Chair: Alexandra Hartmann (University of Paderborn, Germany)

Anna Pochmera (University of Warsaw, Poland): The Black Dandy and Tenderloin Bohemia in Paul Laurence Dunbar’s The Sport of the Gods

Brandy E. Underwood (University of California, Los Angeles, USA): The Cold War Black Boxer in Post-1945 African American Literature

Sondra Bickham Washington (University of Alabama, USA): Revisionist Futures: (Re)Considering Black Girlhood in Ava Duvernay’s Adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time

Jane Splawn (Livingstone College, USA):Rosa/Ruby, Ruby/Rosa: How the Media’s Representations of Ruby McCollum and Rosa Parks Impacted the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s

4:15 pm–4:25 pm               BREAK 

4:30 pm–6:00 pm               CONCURRENT SESSIONS 18-21

  1. ZORA NEALE HURSTON’S BARRACOON

Pegasus G

Chair: Claire Oberon Garcia (Colorado College, USA)

Sam Plasencia (University of Illinois, at Urbana-Champaign, USA): Barracoon and the Afterlife of Slavery

Christine Levecq (Kettering University, USA): Remembering Africa: Barracoon and Other Stories

Paola Boi (University of Cagliari, Italy): The Spyglass of Vernacular: Zora Neale Hurston, Language, Sight, and Color

  1. SOUND AND VISION

Pegasus C

Chair: Gundolf Graml (Agnes Scott College, USA)

Ulrich Adelt (University of Wyoming, USA): Violence in Southern Black Song

Paul Spickard (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA): The Bronze Buckaroo: Race, Identity and Resistance in the Life and Career of Jazz Singer and Movie Star Herb Jeffries

Juergen Heinrichs (Seton Hall University, USA): Black Music in 1920s German Visual Culture: Synesthesia, Transracial Equality and What It Means to be Human

Jocelyn Heath (Norfolk University, USA): Black Poets on Police Violence: The Medium Makes the Message

  1. FLORIDA

Pegasus I

Chair: Connie L. Lester (University of Central Florida, USA)

Lydia Lindsey (North Carolina Central University, USA): Did Black Lives Matter in the Aftermath of the Great Okeechobee Hurricane and Flood in Florida, 16-17 September 1928?

Lisa Armstrong (University of South Florida, USA): Resistance in Spring Hill, Tampa, Florida

  1. RAZING LIBERTY SQUARE DOCUMENTARY PRESENTATION

Pegasus A

Chair:  Ann Bennett (Razing Liberty Square, Producer)

Katja Esson (Razing Liberty Square, Director, Producer, Writer & Founder of Penelope Pictures, USA)

Daniella Pierre (Third Vice President NAACP, USA)

Enid Curtis Pinkney (CEO, Historic Hampton House Community Trust, Miami, USA)

Anna Forbes Williams (Community Advocate)


Friday, February 1

8:00 am – 5:00 pm                ZORA! FESTIVAL EDUCATION DAY, Eatonville

Please check ZORA! Festival website for complete schedule:

https://zorafestival.org/festivalschedule/

 

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm                MAYOR OF ORLANDO RECEPTION, City Hall, Downtown Orlando


Saturday, February 2

8:00 am – 12:00 noon        REGISTRATION

8:30 am – 10:00 am            CONCURRENT SESSIONS 22-25

  1. FILM 2

Pegasus A

Chair: Heike Raphael-Hernandez (University of Würzburg, Germany)

Page Laws (Norfolk State University, USA): Hoods in the ‘hood: Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman Inspires (As Usual) KkKontroversy

Melba Joyce Boyd (Wayne State University, USA): Double Entendre and Double Consciousness in the Cinematic Construct of Get Out [Presenter canceled]

Emmanuelle Andre (Université de La Rochelle, France): Back to Old Demons and Down to the (S)Core: Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman (2018)

  1. CHANGING GEOGRAPHIES

Pegasus C

Chair: Patrick Miller (Northeastern Illinois University, USA)

Antonia Purk (University of Erfurt, Germany): Battling History with Aesthetics: The Writing of Self and History in Jamaica Kincaid’s Novels

Luana de Souza Sutter (University of Erfurt, Germany): “We are Travelling Peoples”: Finding Home in Lawrence Hill’s Someone Knows My Name (2007) and Ana Maria Gonçalves’ Um Defeito de Cor (2006)

Johanna X.K. Garvey (Fairfield University, USA): Toni Morrison’s Atlantic World: Geographies of Trauma

  1. NEGOTIATIONS OF HISTORY AND TRAUMA

Pegasus 1

Chair: Alan Rice (Institute for Black Atlantic Studies, UCLAN, Preston, GB):

Alan Rice (Institute for Black Atlantic Studies, UCLAN, Preston, GB): History, Trauma and Memory and Lubaina Himid’s Redemptive Vision in Naming the Money (2004)

Alexandra Hartmann (University of Paderborn, Germany): Precarious Lives in Jesmyn Ward’s Fiction: Childhood, Temporality, and the Second Nadir

Shirley A. (Holly) Stave (Northwestern State University, USA): Reclaiming Medea: Jesmyn Ward’s Salvage the Bones

  1. LITERATURE AND PHILOSOPHY

Pegasus G

Chair: Marcus Bruce (Bates College, USA)

Delphine Gras (Florida Gulf Coast University, USA): Not all that Jazz: Questioning Progress during the New Negro Era

Raphaël Lambert (Kansai University, Osaka, Japan): Translating Diversity from Ralph Ellison to Kenzaburō Ōe

Pekka Kilpeläinen (University of Eastern Finland, Finland): Postcategorical Encounters in a Space of Resistance: Transcultural Spatiality in James Baldwin’s The Welcome Table [Presenter canceled]

10:00 am – 10:10 am             BREAK

 

10:15 am – 12:15 pm            GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING                            Pegasus D

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm                   CLOSING BANQUET FEATURING ALICE WALKER           Pegasus Ballroom

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