Our panels at the American Literature Association Conference, May 26-29, 2016, Hyatt Regency San Francisco

Friday, May 27, 2016–9:40-11:00am
Session 8-L
Baraka, Black Power, Black Consciousness, and the Bay
(Bay Level: Seacliff A)
Organized by The Amiri Baraka Society
Chair: Gregory Pierrot,University of Connecticut at Stamford
1.
“Amiri Baraka’s Theater of Ritual: From Staging Rituals of Unfulfillment to Performing Rituals of Political Praxis,” Samy Azouz, University of Kairouan
2.
“Institutional Consciousness: Amiri Baraka’s ‘Board of Education’ and ‘
Police,’”Simon Abramowitsch, University of California, Davis
3.
“Boogaloo to This: Baraka, SFSU, and Third World Politics,” Jean-Philippe Marcoux, Université Laval, Quebec
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11:10-12:30pm
Session 9-L
Baraka at San Francisco State University: A Roundtable Discussion
(Bay Level: Seacliff A)
Organized by The Amiri Baraka Society
Moderator: Jean-Philippe Marcoux, Université Laval, Quebec
Participants:
Sonia Sanchez, poet, activist
James Smethurst, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Tony Bolden, University of Kansas
John H. Bracey Jr., University of Massachusetts Amherst
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12:40-2:00pm
Session 10-N Business Meeting: The Amiri Baraka Society
(Bay Level: Golden Gate Room)
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