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Monday, 29 December

727. Gender, Science, Culture

9:00–10:15 p.m., Union Square 15, Hilton

Program arranged by the Division on Women’s Studies in Language and Literature

Presiding: Judith Kegan Gardiner, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago

1. “Material Memoirs: Science, Autobiography, and the Substantial Self,” Stacy Alaimo, Univ. of Texas, Arlington

2. “Black Female Sexuality, Eugenic Science, and Birth Control Culture in Larsen’s Quicksand,” Layne Craig, Univ. of Texas, Austin

3. “Sympathy, the Nurse, and Female Power: The Case of Edith Wharton’s The Fruit of the Tree,” Rebecca Garden, Upstate Medical Univ., State Univ. of New York

4. “Transparent Bodies and Invisible Ideology: Women Writers on Medical-Imaging Technologies,” Angela M. Laflen, Marist Coll.

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