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Saturday, 27 December

150. Pragmatism and American Fiction

8:45–10:00 p.m., Union Square 22, Hilton

A special session

Presiding: Ross Posnock, Columbia Univ.

1. “Probability and Pragmatism in Antebellum American Fiction,” Maurice Sherwood Lee, Boston Univ.

2. “Confronting Moral Dilemmas in a Skeptical Moment: Literary Realism, Legal Realism, and Pragmatism,” Gregg Crane, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor

3. “The American Evasion of Apocalypse: Burke, Percy, and Pragmatism,” Robert Chodat, Boston Univ.

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