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Wednesday, 27 December

47. Nostalgia and American Modernity

7:00–8:15 p.m., 306, Philadelphia Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Jennifer L. Fleissner, Indiana Univ., Bloomington

1. “‘Relics of Our Country’s Once Virgin Soil’: New Indians and Native Nostalgia,” Kathleen G. Washburn, Univ. of California, Los Angeles

2. “Earth Eating: Charles Chesnutt, Nostalgia, and Diasporic Regionalism,” Jennifer L. Fleissner

3. “The New Star of Realism: Immigrant Nostalgia, Messianic Time, and Jewish American Fiction,” Sharon B. Oster, Univ. of Redlands

Respondent: Kevis Bea Goodman, Univ. of California, Berkeley

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