341. Rethinking Postbellum Literary History
Saturday, 10 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Chicago H, Chicago Marriott
A special session
Presiding: Elizabeth Duquette, Gettysburg Coll.
Speakers: Jesse Alemán, Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque; Michael C. Cohen, Univ. of California, Los Angeles; Travis M. Foster, Villanova Univ.; Nicholas Gaskill, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick; June Howard, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Koritha Mitchell, Ohio State Univ., Columbus; Claudia Stokes, Trinity Univ.
American literary history of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries has long been organized around the rise of realism and the challenges posed to it by naturalism and regionalism. This roundtable looks to works and genres ignored by this hegemonic narrative, as it reimagines the contours of postbellum literary history.
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