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Thursday, 28 December

121. Looking West Looking East: Transatlantic Travel Writing

8:30–9:45 a.m., 309, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Travel Literature

Presiding: M. G. Aune, North Dakota State Univ.

1. “West to East from the Colonies to the Postcolonial: Rudyard Kipling’s American Notes, Racial Frontiers, and Empire,” James McDougall, Univ. of Florida

2. “Sympathy for the Other: British Attempts at Understanding the American Indian,” Rachel McCoppin, Univ. of Minnesota, Crookston

3. “An Enlightened View of ‘Blackness’: The Restructuring of Whiteness in Ottilie Assing’s Transatlantic ‘Reports from America,’” Traci S. O’Brien, Graduate Center, City Univ. of New York

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