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Sunday, 09 January

770. Varieties of (Alternative) Religious Experience

12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Platinum Salon H, J. W. Marriott

Program arranged by the Division on Late-Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century American Literature

Presiding: Stephanie Foote, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana

1. “‘An Inflated Little Figure’: The Uncanny Politics of Spiritualism in Henry James,” Lindsay Reckson, Princeton Univ.

2. “The Potential of Ecstasy: Race, Pentecostalism, and Psychology at the Turn of the Century,” Rebekah Trollinger, Indiana Univ., Bloomington

3. “‘It Might Be the Death of You’: Chesnutt’s Conjure and Hurston’s Voodoo,” Matthew A. Taylor, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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