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Wednesday, 29 December

617. Literature and Democratic Thought in the Antebellum United States

9:00–10:15 p.m., 304, Philadelphia Marriott

A special session

Session leader: Sandra M. Gustafson, Univ. of Notre Dame

1. “Revolution and Democratic Culture in Daniel Webster’s Orations of the 1820s,” Sandra M. Gustafson

2. “Democratic Terror: Hawthorne’s ‘My Kinsman Major Molineux,’” Paul B. Downes, Univ. of Toronto

3. “Imagining Freedom, Imagining Democracy: Conceptualizing Blackness and Democracy in William Wells Brown’s Clotel,” Ivy Wilson, Univ. of Notre Dame

Respondent: Nancy Ruttenburg, New York Univ.

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