Please wait...

 
MLA
Enter a term to search the site
Search tips | Log in
Resources Job List publications bookstore style convention governance membership
Viewing convention Program information from 2013

Session Details

Printer friendly

81. The American Jeremiad at Thirty-Five: The State of the Americanist Field

Thursday, 3 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., Independence East, Sheraton

A special session

Presiding: Christopher Looby, Univ. of California, Los Angeles

Speakers: Jonathan Arac, Univ. of Pittsburgh; Nancy Bentley, Univ. of Pennsylvania; Nan Goodman, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder; Gerald Graff, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago; Michael P. Kramer, Bar-Ilan Univ.; Patricia Williams, Columbia Univ.

Session Description:

The thirty-fifth anniversary and the 2012 republication of Sacvan Bercovitch's American Jeremiad provide an occasion to reconsider its claims in the wake of the various turns taken by Americanist criticism since 1977. Is there still a place for synthetic, totalizing interpretations of what Bercovitch called "the meaning of America"?


Subject:

  • American Literature – Twentieth Century

No comments have been posted for this session. Log in to post a comment.
Log in to post a comment.

Program Archive

 

© 2014 Modern Language Association.