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Thursday, 06 January

97. Hawthorne and Empire

3:30–4:45 p.m., Olympic II, J. W. Marriott

Program arranged by the Nathaniel Hawthorne Society

Presiding: Brenda Wineapple, Graduate Center, City Univ. of New York

1. “Infidel and The Scarlet Letter: Undermining Transnational Honor,” David Leverenz, Univ. of Florida

2. “‘Be True! Be True! Be True!’: The Scarlet Letter as Foundational Discourse in American Empire,” Ivonne Garcia, Kenyon Coll.

3. “Romancing the House of Empire: The Importance of Being Uncomfortable in The House of the Seven Gables,” Mark Noble, Georgia State Univ.

4. “The Marble Faun, Empire, and the Paradox of Appropriation,” Geoffrey Bender, Univ. of Rochester

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