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Wednesday, 29 December

470. Square Pegs, Round Holes: The Paradox of Interdisciplinary Work in a Circumscribed Job Market

12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Grand Ballroom Salon I, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by the Graduate Student Caucus

Presiding: Steven W. Thomas, Penn State Univ., University Park

1. “The Public Intellectual: An Interdisciplined Profession?” Matthew Bumb, Coll. of William and Mary

2. “Globalization and Early American Studies: Interdisciplinarity in Research and Professional Projects,” Katherine L. Chiles, Northwestern Univ.

3. “(Re)Visioning the Philly Pictorials: Antidisciplinary Praxis in an (Inter)Disciplinary Academy,” Cynthia Patterson, George Mason Univ.

Respondent: Steven W. Thomas

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