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Wednesday, 30 December

663. Translating Machines

10:15–11:30 a.m., Regency Ballroom C1, Loews

Program arranged by the Division on Comparative Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature

Presiding: Nandini Bhattacharya, Texas A&M Univ., College Station

1. “Impossible Music: Vaucanson and the Invention of the Hypervirtuosic,” Justin St. Clair, Univ. of South Alabama

2. “Android Automata between Artisanal and Philosophical-Theological Cultures in the European Enlightenment, 1720–80,” Adelheid Voskuhl, Harvard Univ.

3. “Automatons, Mechanical Dolls, and Present-Day Avatars: Will the Real Simulacra Please Stand Up?” Jacqueline M. Fulmer, Univ. of California, Berkeley

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