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Thursday, 29 December

515. Popular Modernism

3:30–4:45 p.m., Hoover, Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Karen Leick, Ohio State Univ., Lima

1. “Modernism Takes a Beating: The Thriller and the Limits of Modernist Formalism,” Rebecca H. Wingfield, Harvard Univ.

2. “State Modernism: Literature and the Popular in the Federal Writers’ Project,” Meg Wesling, Univ. of California, San Diego

3. “‘A Bit on the Raw Side’: The Popular Version of Wright’s Native Son,” John Kevin Young, Marshall Univ.

4. “Conrad’s Secret Advertising Agency,” David Faulkner, State Univ. of New York, Cortland

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