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Friday, 28 December

218. Genre Poaching in Contemporary United States Fiction

10:15–11:30 a.m., McCormick, Hyatt Regency

A special session

Presiding: Joshua Benjamin Lukin, Temple Univ.

1. “Unbearable Lightness: Genre Poaching in Pynchon’s Against the Day,” Brian Geoffrey McHale, Ohio State Univ., Columbus

2. “The Highs and Lows of Toni Morrison’s Fiction: Tar Baby as Popular Romance,” Robin Smiles, Univ. of Maryland, College Park

3. “Interstitial Form, Liminal Content: Theme and Genre in the Stories of Interfictions,” Veronica L. Schanoes, Queens Coll., City Univ. of New York

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