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Thursday, 30 December

640. Writing Philadelphia: Inscrutable Spaces, Impossible Maps

8:30–9:45 a.m., 307, Philadelphia Marriott

A special session

Session leader: Christopher Looby, Univ. of California, Los Angeles

1. “William Still’s The Underground Railroad and the Composition of Cosmopolitan Space,” Joe Lockard, Arizona State Univ., Tempe

2. “Jack Dunphy, Pete Dexter, and Philadelphia Gothic,” Christopher Looby

3. “Goodis, Truffaut, and the Psychogeography of Brotherly Love,” Jonathan P. Eburne, Penn State Univ., University Park

4. “Liminal City: The Desire for Urban Legibility in John Edgar Wideman’s Philadelphia Fire,” Elizabeth Boyle, Univ. of Sheffield

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