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Saturday, 27 December

44. Putting America behind Us: Facing the Atlantic in Thoreau’s Cape Cod

3:30–4:45 p.m., Union Square 8, Hilton

Program arranged by the Thoreau Society

Presiding: Joel Myerson, Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia

1. “Oceans and Immigrants: Transatlantic Visions of the Irish in Thoreau’s Cape Cod,” Ryan Schneider, Purdue Univ., West Lafayette

2. “The Troubled Ocean: Social Justice, Sentimental Charity, and the Ethics of Globalism in Cape Cod,” James Brown, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities

3. “‘Buttons on Dead Men’s Vests’: Spirit and the Inanimate in Cape Cod,” Audrey Raden, Graduate Center, City Univ. of New York

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