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Tuesday, 30 December

799. “Bring Out Your Dead!”: Reviving Old Critics

12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Mason A, Hilton

Program arranged by the Division on Restoration and Early-Eighteenth-Century English Literature

Presiding: Cynthia Wall, Univ. of Virginia

1. “New Critics Reading the Eighteenth Century: The Critical Invention of the Metaphysical Conceit,” Alex Block, Bucknell Univ.

2. “Leigh Hunt’s The Dramatic Works of Wycherley, Congreve, Vanbrugh, and Farquhar and the Origins of Restoration Comedy,” Jason Curtis Gieger, California State Univ., Sacramento

3. “English Fiction and the Scottish Enlightenment,” Jason Solinger, Univ. of Mississippi

4. “Reviving Old Critics: The Spirit of Their Age and the Aporia of Ours,” Julia Sanders MacDonald, Univ. of North Texas

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