2021 CASE Festival Concurrent Sessions

Saturday, April 10, 2021
Register here.

Panel 1: Historical Writing
9:00-10:15 a.m. Zoom Breakout Room

Banana Peels
David Camper, Jackson State University

The Evolution of Lynching
Crystal Scott, Jackson State University

Moderator: C. Sade Turnipseed, Jackson State University


Panel 2: Literary Analysis and Historical Writing
9:00-10:15 a.m. Zoom Breakout Room

Sounding the Unsovereign: Addressing the Question
of History in Eudora Welty and William Faulkner

Patrick Gregory, University of Mississippi

Murder in a Small Town: Lynching, Violence,
& Complacency in Mississippi’s Blueberry Capital

Alan Wheat, Jackson State University

Moderator: Robert Luckett, Jackson State University


Panel 3: Poetry
9:00-10:15 a.m. Zoom Breakout Room

Rat Race
As Above, So Below

Maya McWilliams, Jackson State University

Tell Them My Name
Shelia Malone, Jackson State University

The Confederate Flag
Children A Piece of Clay
Hatred of My Existence
The African Continent, I Know Not
Rhoda A. McGee-Edwards-Geren, Jackson State University

Self-Portrait of *Monte
Ode to Niples
Michael Montgomery, Millsaps College

Moderator: helen crump, Jackson State University


Panel 4: Creative Writing, Poetry, and Performing Arts
10:30-11:45 a.m. Zoom Breakout Room

Black Queer Existence and Resistance in the South
Tyler Hurley, Jackson State University

Blaxploitnation: Abridged
Blaxploitnation: The Visualizer
Trevian Strong, Jackson State University

My Story, My Life, My Way
Janeth Jackson, University of Mississippi

Moderator: Prince Duren, Jackson State University


Panel 5: Poetry
10:30-11:45 a.m. Zoom Breakout Room

Contemporary Is Still Contemporary:
Gen Z and the Poetry of the Recent Past

“Alone (Jacob Lattimore)”
“Latch (Disclosure)”
“Firefly (Mura Mura)”
Moecha Williams, Allen University

“next gen”
“we play to escape”
“hunted”
Haley Dixon, Allen University

“The Osmium Rose”
Alexander Hampshire, Allen University

“Blue Crabs”
“My Life of Being Successful”
Shadell Frasier, Allen University

Moderator: Fayaz Kabani, Allen University


Panel 6: Visual Arts
10:30-11:45 a.m. Zoom Breakout Room

Physical Exhaustion – Mental Exhaustion – Emotional Exhaustion
A Focus on Alcohol Consumption
Consensual Manipulation

Michael Montgomery, Millsaps College

In the Blue Light
“Don’t Shoot”
“Screaming for Justice”
“I Died in the Blue Light”
“Still Fierce”
“I Still Dream”
Shelia Malone, Jackson State University

Dee
Ashton Gage

Carnell Payne, Jackson State University

Moderator: Doris Derby, Georgia State University