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Friday, 28 December

193. The Matter of Things in Early American Writing

10:15–11:30 a.m., New Orleans, Hyatt Regency

Program arranged by the Division on American Literature to 1800

Presiding: Martin C. Brückner, Univ. of Delaware, Newark

1. “Chaos Theory: Objects and Social (Dis)Order in Early American Texts,” Mary McAleer Balkun, Seton Hall Univ.

2. “Republican Interiors and Interiority,” Edward C. Cahill, Fordham Univ., Bronx

3. “Gift Objects: Diplomatic Emblems, Diplomatic Presents,” Martha Elena Rojas, Univ. of Rhode Island

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