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Wednesday, 30 December

648. Mysteries of the City

10:15–11:30 a.m., Grand Ballroom Salon I, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by the Division on Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Presiding: Rafia Zafar, Washington Univ.

1. “Racial Properties: The Sinister Coincidences of Antebellum Philadelphia in Frank J. Webb’s The Garies and Their Friends,” Elizabeth Stockton, Southwestern Univ.

2. “Philadelphia Fire: Enlightenment, Mystery, and Urban Space in The Life of Charles Willson Peale,” Megan Walsh, Temple Univ., Philadelphia

3. “The Mysteries and Miseries of The Quaker City: Philadelphia’s 1840s ‘Urban Mysteries’ Novels,” Sara Hackenberg, San Francisco State Univ.

Respondent: Samuel Otter, Univ. of California, Berkeley

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