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Wednesday, 30 December

712. Music and Writing in the United States South

12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Liberty Ballroom Salon B, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by the Society for the Study of Southern Literature

Presiding: Barbara Ladd, Emory Univ.

1. “‘A Song Don’t Just Spring outer Nowhere’: Recording Technology and the Invention of Authenticity in Lee Smith’s The Devil’s Dream,” Jürgen E. Grandt, Georgia Inst. of Tech.

2. “Lost Lightning: Self-Reflexivity and Southern Nostalgia in the Final Works of William Faulkner and Howlin’ Wolf,” Tim A. Ryan, Northern Illinois Univ.

3. “‘I’m Going to Marry the Devil’s Daughter’: Decentering Robert Johnson and Reconsidering the Devil’s Music in Southern Social Context,” Adam Gussow, Univ. of Mississippi

For abstracts, visit www.wm.edu/english/sssl/ after 1 Dec.

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