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Monday, 27 December

19. Writing Philadelphia: Urban Circulations

5:15–6:30 p.m., 309, Philadelphia Marriott

A special session

1. “(Trans)National Capital: Olaudah Equiano’s and Hendrick Aupaumut’s Philadelphia,” Katherine L. Chiles, Northwestern Univ.

2. “Philadelphia Metempsychosis: From Robert Montgomery Bird to John Edgar Wideman,” Samuel Otter, Univ. of California, Berkeley

3. “‘They Cannot Pass It with a Glance’: Philadelphia and Haiti in Antebellum Literature,” Eric Scott Gardner, Saginaw Valley State Univ.

4. “A Pynch in Time: The Postmodernity of Prenational Philadelphia in Thomas Pynchon’s Mason and Dixon and Mark Knopfler’s ‘Sailing to Philadelphia,’” Adam Lifshey, Univ. of California, Berkeley

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