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247. Reading Class in Nineteenth-Century American Popular Publishing

Friday, 10 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., Sheffield, Chicago Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Dustin Kennedy, Penn State Univ., University Park

1. "George Lippard and Philadelphia's Cheap Fiction Marketplace," Dustin Kennedy

2. "Between Light and Shadow: Nineteenth-Century Broadway and the Makers of Gaslight Literature," Blevin Shelnutt, New York Univ.

3. "Trash and Truth: The Centrality of Marginal Publishers of 'True Crime' Pamphlets in Antebellum Print Culture," Sara Lynn Crosby, Ohio State Univ., Marion

4. "Publishing Laura Jean Libbey," Lisa Ann Long, North Central Coll.

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  • Genre, Theory, Method – Cultural Studies, Folklore, and Popular Culture

  • The Profession – Publishing and Editing

  • American Literature – Before 1900

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