Thursday, 06 January
6. Center of the Mission Cult: Reading (at) Riverside’s Mission Inn
12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Atrium III, J. W. Marriott
A special session
Presiding: Cheryl D. Edelson, Chaminade Univ.
1. “Sins of Omission: Mediterraneanism and the Phantasms of History in Southern California,” Jeremiah Axelrod, Occidental Coll.
2. “Southern California’s Unique Museum Hotel: Collecting, Consumption, and the Mission Inn’s Role in Reimagining a Region’s History,” Emily McEwen, Mission Inn Foundation and Museum
3. “A Place We Go to See the World: Frank A. Miller’s Mission Inn as Imperial Romance,” Stanley D. Orr, Univ. of Hawai‘i, West O‘ahu
Respondent: Kevin Starr, Univ. of Southern California
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