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641. Technologies of the Real: Early Cinematic Naturalism in Norris, London, and Wharton

Friday, 8 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., 606, WSCC

A special session

Presiding: Gina Marie Rossetti, Saint Xavier Univ.

1. "Taking Naturalism to the Moving Picture Show: Griffith, Norris, and Naturalist Film Style," Katherine Fusco, Vanderbilt Univ.

2. "Cinema and Transition in The Valley of the Moon," Owen Clayton, Univ. of Leeds

3. "The Sidewalks of New York: Edith Wharton's Slum Stories and Early Cinema," Donna M. Campbell, Washington State Univ., Pullman

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