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Sunday, 30 December

685. Paranoia as Style

10:15–11:30 a.m., Columbus Hall H, Hyatt Regency

Program arranged by the Division on Twentieth-Century American Literature

Presiding: John Wharton Lowe, Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge

1. “Specters of Modernism: Conspiracy’s Death in Ubik and The X-Files,” Phillip Edward Wegner, Univ. of Florida

2. “‘Either Way, They’ll Call It Paranoia’: Mutual Exclusivity and Ethics in The Crying of Lot 49 and The Turn of the Screw,” C. Namwali Serpell, Harvard Univ.

3. “The Bilocation of Paranoia: Fox Mulder, the One, and Pynchon’s Against the Day,” Samuel Chase Coale V, Wheaton Coll., MA

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