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510. Antebellum Affects: Literature and Theory

Saturday, 11 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Sheffield, Chicago Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Richard A. Garner, Univ. at Buffalo, State Univ. of New York

1. "Charismatic Abjection; or, Martyrdom in America," Caleb Smith, Yale Univ.

2. "The Animal Magnetism of Sentiment: Novels and Imaginary Capture," Richard A. Garner

3. "Piercing the Sonorous Envelope: Singing for the Feminine Aesthetic in 'Circumstance,'" David Greven, Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia

Responding: Kevin Pelletier, Univ. of Richmond

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  • Genre, Theory, Method – Literary Criticism and Theory

  • American Literature – Before 1900

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