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710. Scientific Americans: Exploring Science in Early American Literature

Sunday, 12 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., Michigan–Michigan State, Chicago Marriott

Program arranged by the Division on American Literature to 1800

Presiding: Kathleen Donegan, Univ. of California, Berkeley

1. "'What I Did Not Propose to Dwell Upon': The Discourse of Religious and Scientific Inquiry and Cotton Mather's The Thankful Christian," Jennifer H. Schell, Univ. of Alaska, Fairbanks

2. "Wondrous Cases: Radical Protestantism and Empirical Science in Hans Sloane's Narratives of Disease," William Ryan, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick

3. "Agency in Eighteenth-Century Extinction Narratives," Timothy Sweet, West Virginia Univ., Morgantown

Responding: Jonathan Beecher Field, Clemson Univ.


Subject:

  • American Literature – Before 1900

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