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272. The Object(s) of Early American Literary Studies: New and Improved?

Friday, 4 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Public Garden, Sheraton

Program arranged by the Division on American Literature to 1800

Presiding: Sean X. Goudie, Penn State Univ., University Park

Speakers: Lisa Brooks, Amherst Coll.; Edward C. Cahill, Fordham Univ., Bronx; Paul Erickson, American Antiquarian Soc.; Marion Leeson Rust, Univ. of Kentucky; Lisa Voigt, Ohio State Univ., Columbus

Session Description:

This roundtable will focus on the object(s) of early American studies today. Scholars will offer opening statements focusing on some text, material artifact, Web site, journal, or other item that, to the panelist, constitutes a worthy object of study—something that broadens (or narrows), unsettles (or reaffirms) our sense of what our field means, has meant, or might mean.


  • American Literature – Before 1900

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