661. United States Culture in the Age of Experts
Tuesday, 6 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., Independence West, Sheraton
Program arranged by the Division on Literature and Science and the American Literature Section
Presiding: Timothy Melley, Miami Univ., Oxford
1. "Strategic Irrationalism: Psychological Warfare, Public Relations, and the Cold War Public Sphere," Timothy Melley
2. "The Pathology of Extremism: Brainwashing, Cults, and the Story of Patty Hearst," Scott Selisker, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
3. "In Search of 'Humanness': The Human Document Just after World War II," Rebecca Lemov, Harvard Univ.
Responding: Priscilla B. Wald, Duke Univ.
For abstracts, visit selisker.english.ucsb.edu/mla12 after 1 Dec.
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