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Thursday, 27 December

30. Chicago as Metaphor in Midwestern Writings

3:30–4:45 p.m., Skyway Suite 265, Hyatt Regency

Program arranged by the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature

Presiding: Marilyn Judith Atlas, Ohio Univ., Athens

1. “Playing with the Faith of Fifty Million People: The 1919 Chicago Black Sox, Authors of American Disenchantment, and Babbitt,” Joe Webb, Saint Louis Univ.

2. “Love Her and Leave Her: Chicago as a Literary Muse/Mistress,” Sara A. Kosiba, Kent State Univ., Kent

3. “A Place of Sanity: Chicago as a Metaphor of Commercial Reality in Richard Powers’s Prisoner’s Dilemma,” Jochem Riesthuis, Free Univ. Amsterdam

4. “Resisting Middle America: Chicago Italian American Neighborhoods,” JoAnne Ruvoli, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago

Respondent: David D. Anderson, Michigan State Univ.

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