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393. Early American Literature at Fifty

Friday, 10 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., Belmont, Chicago Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Sandra M. Gustafson, Univ. of Notre Dame

Speakers: Rolena Adorno, Yale Univ.; Wai Chee Dimock, Yale Univ.; Simon E. Gikandi, Princeton Univ.; Philip Francis Gura, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; David S. Shields, Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia; Priscilla B. Wald, Duke Univ.

Session Description:

In 2015 the MLA-affiliated journal Early American Literature will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary. Participants will reflect on the maturation of the area of literary studies covered by the journal and consider the area's ties to neighboring fields.


  • American Literature – Before 1900

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