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Monday, 29 December

472. Freaks at Thirty: A Fiedlerian Retrospective

10:15–11:30 a.m., Golden Gate 1, Hilton

Program arranged by the Division on Disability Studies

Presiding: Ann R. Keefer, Temple Univ.

1. “Getting Cripped: Leslie Fiedler, Carolyn Dinshaw, and Historic Touches,” Petra Kuppers, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor

2. “L. Frank Baum’s Patchwork Girl of Oz and the Valorization of the American Sideshow Freak,” Craig Svonkin, Metropolitan State Coll. of Denver

3. “Brother Jonathan’s Secret Self: Leslie Fiedler and the Dysmorphic Democrat,” Charles David Martin, Univ. of Central Missouri

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