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Sunday, 28 December

219. Where Nation and Empire Converge: Writing the Panama Canal

10:15–11:30 a.m., Yerba Buena Salon 4, Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Frances Betty Jaeger, Northern Illinois Univ.

1. “‘Circulatin’ the Gifts o’ Heaven from the Auld Warld to the New’: Panama, Nation Building, and Empire in the Celtic Style,” Christopher Nicholls, New York Univ.

2. “Writing the Panama Canal from the Caribbean Perspective,” Maida Watson, Florida International Univ.

3. “Home Zone: The ‘Thrill’ of Empire Building in the United States–Panama Canal Zone,” Ana Patricia Rodríguez, Univ. of Maryland, College Park

4. “Where Nation and Empire Clash: National Narratives in Joaquín Beleño’s Canal Trilogy,” Frances Betty Jaeger

For copies of abstracts, write to after 20 Dec.

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