Wednesday, May 30, 2012
ALA Day 2
The second day of ALA in San Francisco started for me with an early session on Chicago's Black Renaissance, followed by a panel "Revisiting/Revising Critical Approaches to African American Literary Studies." We held the business meeting of the African American Literature & Culture Society; this year it was the only business meeting I was obliged to attend. One of the peaks for me was a roundtable on the work and life of Clarence Major, who was on hand for the session. Look for Keith Byerman's just-published critical biography of Major over at Amazon.
The second peak for me that day was the award reception for the AALCS -- Watch this space for more on that one.