Thursday, 9 January, 7:00–8:15 p.m., Purdue-Wisconsin, Chicago Marriott
A special session
Presiding: Martha Greene Eads, Eastern Mennonite Univ.
1. "Appalachian Literature and Race Relations in the Newer South: Homogeneity and the Historical Breadth of Ron Rash's Burning Bright," Artress Bethany White, Carson-Newman Univ.
2. "Bobbie Ann Mason and Her Sisters: An Examination of Barbara Kingsolver and Lee Smith alongside One of Their Major Literary Influences," Nicole Drewitz-Crockett, Emory and Henry Coll.
3. "Reforming the Master's Influence: An Examination of the Relationship between Karen Russell and Flannery O'Connor," Damjana Mraovic-O'Hare, Carson-Newman Univ.
American Literature – Twentieth and Twenty-First Century