Wednesday, 28 December
138. Mary Antin and Science in The Promised Land and Beyond
10:15–11:30 a.m., Park Tower Suite 8212, Marriott
A special session
Presiding: Jaime L. Cleland, Graduate Center, City Univ. of New York
1. “First Aid to the Biologist: Reconciling Science, Religion, and Immigration in Mary Antin’s Fiction,” Jaime L. Cleland
2. “Mary Antin’s Progressive Science: Eugenics, Evolution, and the Environment,” Lori M. Jirousek, New York Inst. of Tech.
3. “Mary Antin’s They Who Knock at Our Gates: Early-Twentieth-Century Social Science, Progressive Activism, and Intellectual Polemic,” Annette Schreiber Zilversmit, Long Island Univ., Brooklyn