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352. The Body in Motion: Gesture in Turn-of-the-Century American Literature and Culture

Friday, 6 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., 617, WSCC

A special session

Presiding: Lindsay Reckson, Univ. of Texas, Austin

1. "Stillness Is a Move: Helen Keller and the Kinesthetics of Autobiography," Erica Fretwell, Duke Univ.

2. "Frozen Evanescence: Writing Plains Indian Sign Talk, circa 1880," Brian Hochman, Georgetown Univ.

3. "Muscle and Melody: Locating Gesture in the Archives," Lindsay Reckson

Responding: Carrie Jaur├Ęs Noland, Univ. of California, Irvine


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

  • American Literature – General

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