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669. Sentimentalism's Unread Stories of Slavery

Friday, 8 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., 308, WSCC

A special session

Presiding: Sarah Mesle, Univ. of California, Los Angeles

1. "Superabundance and the Queerness of Human Property in the Novels of Susan Petigru King," Michael Paul Bibler, Univ. of Manchester

2. "Witnessing Violence: Slavery and the Sentiments of Cruelty in Ida May and Caste," Sarah Mesle

3. "Reparations for Slavery and Lydia Maria Child's Reconstruction of the Family," Jeffory Clymer, Univ. of Kentucky

Responding: Dana D. Nelson, Vanderbilt Univ.


  • General Literature – Literary Criticism and Theory

  • American Literature – Before 1900

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