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Sunday, 28 December

428. Is Biography Modernist?

7:15–8:30 p.m., Continental 3, Hilton

Program arranged by the Division on Twentieth-Century English Literature

Presiding: Patricia Laurence, Brooklyn Coll., City Univ. of New York

1. “Biography: The Modernist Turn,” Rachel M. Brownstein, Graduate Center, City Univ. of New York

2. “The Miner’s Canary: Leslie Stephen, Virginia Woolf, and the Boundaries of Modern Biography,” Juliette Atkinson, Univ. Coll. London

3. “‘Human Beings Are Too Important’: The Possibility of Biography after the Modernists,” Amy M. Johnson, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison

4. “Virginia Woolf’s Experimental Memorial: Rupert Brooke and Jacob’s Room,” Joanna Scutts, Columbia Univ.

Respondent: Patricia Laurence

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