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Monday, 29 December

662. Science, Technology, and Literature in Early America and the Atlantic

7:15–8:30 p.m., Union Square 22, Hilton

Program arranged by the Division on American Literature to 1800

Presiding: Timothy Robert Sweet, West Virginia Univ., Morgantown

1. “Boundaries in Flux: Generic Collapse in Benjamin Rush’s Writing about National and Corporeal Circulation,” Sari Altschuler, Graduate Center, City Univ. of New York

2. “Erasmus Darwin and the Embodied Mind in Early American Fiction,” Paul Gilmore, California State Univ., Long Beach

3. “When Is Popular Science Popular Enough? Franklin, Mesmer, and Our Evidentiary Standards,” Emily Ogden, Univ. of Pennsylvania

4. “Cataloging Eden: Popularized Science and the Poetic Imagination in Eighteenth- (and Nineteenth-)Century America,” Gillian Osborne, Univ. of California, Berkeley

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