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Wednesday, 27 December

87. Text and Context: Let Us Now Praise Famous Men at Sixty-Five

8:45–10:00 p.m., Independence Ballroom Salon I, Philadelphia Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Hugh Davis, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville

1. “Boring from Within: Agee, Evans, and the Culture Industries,” Jeffrey B. Allred, Hunter Coll., City Univ. of New York

2. “James Agee, André Gide, and the Limits of Primitivist Discourse,” Hugh Davis

3. “‘The Illusion of Embodiment’: On the Problems of a Cinematic Aesthetic in Let Us Now Praise Famous Men,” Caroline Blinder, Univ. of London, Goldsmiths Coll.

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