1990 Conference

Comparative American Identities

49th Session
August 23-26, 1990
Longfellow Hall
13 Appian Way
Harvard University


Lesbian Textuality

SUE E. HOUCHINS, Scripps College
Directed Lesbian Textuality

TERESA DE LAURETIS, University of California, Santa Cruz
Scenario of Desire

SUE-ELLEN CASE, University of Washington
Ghosting the Domestic: A Lesbian Horror Story

KATHLEEN MARTINDALE, University of Calgary
Watching Dykes to Watch Out For

SUE E. HOUCHINS, Scripps College
Black Medusa: The Lesbian in African Text

 

The Idea of Africa and the Practice of Literature

VALENTIN Y. MUDIMBE, Duke University
Directed The Idea of Africa and the Practice of Literature

FRANÇOISE LIONNET, Northwestern University
Dyssymetry Embodied

BOGIMIL JEWSIEWICKI, Laval University
Questions in the Intellectual Histories of Africa

BENNETTA JULES-ROSETTE, University of California, San Diego
The Aesthetics of Africanity

 

Mark Twain

SUSAN GILLMAN, University of California, Santa Cruz
Directed Mark Twain

MARTHA BANTA, University of California, Los Angeles
The Boys and The Bosses: Twain's Double Take on Work, Play, and the Democratic Ideal

ABDUL R. JANMOHAMED, University of California, Berkeley
Mark Twain: The Stranger as Colonialist Narrator

SUSAN GILLMAN, University of California, Santa Cruz
The Mulatto: Tragic or Triumphant? Mark Twain and Late Nineteenth Century "Good Racial Books"

 

The Other Petrarchans

NANCY J. VICKERS, University of Southern California
Directed The Other Petrarchans

ROLAND GREENE, Harvard University
"For Love of Pau-Brasil": Petrarchan Experience and the Colonial Americas

ANN ROSALIND JONES, Smith College
Don't Look Now: Women Petrarchans and the Male Body

NANCY J. VICKERS, University of Southern California
Lyric in the Age of Electronic Reproduction