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Thursday, 29 December

576. Humanitarianism and Human Rights II

7:15–8:30 p.m., Dupont, Washington Hilton

Program arranged by the Division on Comparative Studies in Romanticism and the Nineteenth Century

Presiding: Marc Redfield, Claremont Graduate Univ.

1. “Enabling Fictions: The Literary Sources and Novelistic Subjects of Human Rights,” Joseph R. Slaughter, Columbia Univ.

2. “Thinking Common Rights through Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s Venus in Furs,” Sean Kelly, Florida Gulf Coast Univ.

3. “Enclosure Acts, the Novel, and a ‘Common Humanity’: A Critique of the Discourse of ‘Universal’ Human Rights,” Robert P. Marzec, State Univ. of New York, Fredonia

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