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Wednesday, 29 December

411. Faulkner and the 1930s

10:15–11:30 a.m., Independence Ballroom Salon II, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by the William Faulkner Society

Presiding: John T. Matthews, Boston Univ.

1. “‘It Ain’t on a Balance’: As I Lay Dying and the Cultural Politics of the Great Depression,” Ted B. Atkinson, Augusta State Univ.

2. “‘My Son, My Son!’: Paternalism, Haiti, and Early-Twentieth-Century American Imperialism in Absalom, Absalom!,” Sara Elizabeth Gerend, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara

3. “The Poetics of an Economic Transition: A Laborious Reading of ‘The Fire and the Hearth,’” Richard Henry Godden, Univ. of Sussex

Respondent: John T. Matthews

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