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Thursday, 29 December

357. Posthistoricist Approaches to American Literature

8:30–9:45 a.m., Park Tower Suite 8222, Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Phillip J. Barrish, Univ. of Texas, Austin

1. “The Prehistory of Posthistoricism,” Jeffrey Insko, Oakland Univ.

2. “Time, Interpretation, Historicism, and the Problem of Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth,” Scott Steven Derrick, Rice Univ.

3. “Historicism and Moral Recklessness in Emerson Studies,” David Kendall Heckerl, Saint Mary’s Univ., NS

4. “‘After’ Historicism? A Cluster of Recent Scholarship,” Phillip J. Barrish

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