Wednesday, 29 December
506. Romancing the Colonies: Australia and New Zealand as Utopia and Wasteland
1:45–3:00 p.m., 411–412, Philadelphia Marriott
A special session
Session leader: Mark A. Kipperman, Northern Illinois Univ.
1. “‘In the Wilderness’: Antipodean Apocalyptic Fiction at the Fin de Siècle,” Kelly K. Hurley, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder
2. “The Repressed Returns Down Under: Romancing the Colony in Hume’s The Mystery of a Hansome Cab,” Mark A. Kipperman
3. “‘Where a People Primeval Is Vanishing Fast’: Alfred Domett’s Ranolf and Amohia and the Dream of Empire,” Hugh J. Roberts, Univ. of California, Irvine
Respondent: Brian May, Northern Illinois Univ.