272. The Object(s) of Early American Literary Studies: New and Improved?
Saturday, 4 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Public Garden, Sheraton
Program arranged by the Division on American Literature to 1800
Presiding: Sean X. Goudie, Penn State Univ., University Park
Speakers: Lisa Brooks, Amherst Coll.; Edward C. Cahill, Fordham Univ., Bronx; Paul Erickson, American Antiquarian Soc.; Marion Leeson Rust, Univ. of Kentucky; Lisa Voigt, Ohio State Univ., Columbus
This roundtable will focus on the object(s) of early American studies today. Scholars will offer opening statements focusing on some text, material artifact, Web site, journal, or other item that, to the panelist, constitutes a worthy object of study—something that broadens (or narrows), unsettles (or reaffirms) our sense of what our field means, has meant, or might mean.
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