Friday, 28 December
218. Genre Poaching in Contemporary United States Fiction
10:15–11:30 a.m., McCormick, Hyatt Regency
A special session
Presiding: Joshua Benjamin Lukin, Temple Univ.
1. “Unbearable Lightness: Genre Poaching in Pynchon’s Against the Day,” Brian Geoffrey McHale, Ohio State Univ., Columbus
2. “The Highs and Lows of Toni Morrison’s Fiction: Tar Baby as Popular Romance,” Robin Smiles, Univ. of Maryland, College Park
3. “Interstitial Form, Liminal Content: Theme and Genre in the Stories of Interfictions,” Veronica L. Schanoes, Queens Coll., City Univ. of New York