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Wednesday, 28 December

263. Adoption Memoirs

3:30–4:45 p.m., Coolidge, Marriott

Program arranged by the Division on Autobiography, Biography, and Life Writing

Presiding: Mary Jean Corbett, Miami Univ., Oxford

1. “Envisioning Adoption: The Search Narrative in Autobiographical Art,” Jill Roberts Deans, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs

2. “The Ethics of Naming in Search Narratives,” Emily Ann Hipchen, Univ. of Tampa

3. “Queering the Adoption Memoir: Dan Savage’s The Kid: What Happened When My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant,” Cynthia A. Callahan, Ohio State Univ., Mansfield

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