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111. American Exceptionalism after 9/11

Tuesday, 5 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., 310, WSCC

A special session

Presiding: Wilson N. Brissett, United States Air Force Acad.

1. "State Secrecy, American Exceptionalism, and the War on Terror," Timothy Melley, Miami Univ., Oxford

2. "Periodizing Recent History: 9/11, American Exceptionalism, and Don DeLillo's Cosmopolis," Ryan Poll, Northeastern Illinois Univ.

3. "Local Resistance to American Exceptionalism in Gilead and Jayber Crow," Wilson N. Brissett


  • General Literature – Themes, Myths, and Archetypes

  • American Literature – Twentieth Century

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