ALA 2015 (Boston)

Here are the Ellison Society panels and business meeting for ALA 2015:

Friday May 22, 2015

3:40 –5:00 pm

Session 12-G The International Ralph Ellison (Essex North West 3rd Floor)

Organized by the Ralph Ellison Society

Chair: Adam Bradley, The University of Colorado at Boulder

  1. “ Le nom, c’est le minimum”: Invisibility and identity “tactics” in Farida Belghoul’s Georgett,” Kamilia Louadj, The University of Paris
  2. “Swing Low: Antonin Dvorák’s New World Symphony and Middle Class Anxieties in Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man,” Brandy E. Underwood, UCLA
  3. “A ‘Poem of Escape’: Mythology and Split Habitus in Ralph Ellison’s Three Days Before the Shooting…” Nicole Lindenberg, Goethe—-‐University Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  4. “Invisible Frequencies: American Culture and Ralph Ellison’s Radio,” Sean Keck, Brown University

Friday May 22, 2015

5:10-6:30 pm

Session 13-O Business Meeting: Ralph Ellison Society (Parliament 7th Floor)

 Saturday May 23, 2015

12:40-2:00 pm

Session 17-K Re-Thinking Invisibility in the Work of Ralph Ellison (Essex North East 3rd Floor)

Organized by the Ralph Ellison Society

Chair: Robert Butler, Canisius College

  1. “Ralph Ellison’s White Rinehart,” Benjamin E. de la Piedra, Columbia University
  2. “A White Black Man: Ellison, Racial Passing, and the ‘Unnoticed Logic of the Democratic Process,’” Wil Norton, Georgetown University
  3. “Invisibility and the Groove of History: Dynamic Time, Social Recognition, and Ralph Ellison’s Music Criticism,” Michael Germana, West Virginia University
  4. “’WHAT IS YOUR MOTHER’S NAME?’: The Sound/Source Split and Echoes of Black Female Pain in Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man,” Meina Yates-Richard, Rice University English Department

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