Thursday, 06 January
165. New Directions in Early American Studies
5:15–6:30 p.m., Diamond Salon 6, J. W. Marriott
Program arranged by the Division on American Literature to 1800
Presiding: Michelle Burnham, Santa Clara Univ.
Speakers: Matt Cohen, Univ. of Texas, Austin; Jennifer Rae Greeson, Univ. of Virginia; Tamara Maureen Harvey, George Mason Univ.; Eric Slauter, Univ. of Chicago; Elisa Tamarkin, Univ. of California, Berkeley
This session will bring together five authors, working in the field of early American and antebellum US cultural and literary studies, whose important first books have recently appeared in print. They will share their work and discuss the state of the field in brief presentations.